Definition of nodule
: a small mass of rounded or irregular shape: such asa : a small rounded lump of a mineral or mineral aggregateb : a swelling on a leguminous root that contains symbiotic bacteriac : a small abnormal knobby bodily protuberance (such as a tumorous growth or a calcification near an arthritic joint)
Examples of nodule in a Sentence
The examination revealed a nodule on his lung.
a nodule on the leaf indicated that a worm had laid eggs there
Recent Examples of nodule from the Web
While size is a common guideline to decide on whether surgery is necessary, Harrell said the location of the nodule is also important.
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Origin and Etymology of nodule
Middle English, from Latin nodulus, diminutive of nodus
First Known Use: 15th century
NODULE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nodule for English Language Learners
: a small lump on a part of the body or on the root of a plant
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Definition of nodule for Students
: a small roundish lump or mass
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