no·​dus ˈnō-dəs How to pronounce nodus (audio)
plural nodi ˈnō-ˌdī How to pronounce nodus (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The structure of these propellers includes a flexible segment similar to the nodus on a dragonfly wing. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Feb. 2021

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Word History


Latin, knot, node

First Known Use

circa 1738, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nodus was circa 1738

Dictionary Entries Near nodus

Cite this Entry

“Nodus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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