adjective Etymology: Latin nodosus, from nodus Date: 1687 having numerous or conspicuous protuberances • nodosity noun

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  • Nodose — No*dose , a. [L. nodosus, fr. nodus knot.] 1. Knotty; having numerous or conspicuous nodes. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Having nodes or prominences; having the alternate joints enlarged, as the antenn[ae] of certain insects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nodose — [nō′dōs΄, nō dōs′] adj. [L nodosus] having nodes; knotty: said of roots, etc. nodosity [nō′däs′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • nodose — adjective Knot like; swollen The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis, with nodose trigones at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in Frullania spp …   Wiktionary

  • nodose — adj. [L. nodus, knob] With small knotlike protuberances …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nodose — nodosity /noh dos i tee/, n. /noh dohs, noh dohs /, adj. 1. having nodes. 2. full of knots; knotty. Also, nodous /noh deuhs/. [1715 25; < L nodosus full of knots, knotty, equiv. to nod(us) NODE + osus OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • nodose — Having nodes or knotlike swellings. [L. nodosus] * * * no·dose nō .dōs adj having numerous or conspicuous protuberances no·dos·i·ty nō däs ət ē n, pl ties * * * no·dose (noґdōs) [L. nodosus] having nodes or projections …   Medical dictionary

  • nodose — no·dose || nəʊdəʊs adj. nodal, having small lumps, knobby …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nodose — [nəʊ dəʊs] adjective technical characterized by hard or tight lumps; knotty. Derivatives nodosity noun Origin C18: from L. nodosus …   English new terms dictionary

  • nodose — no·dose …   English syllables

  • nodose — no•dose [[t]ˈnoʊ doʊs, noʊˈdoʊs[/t]] also no•dous [[t] dəs[/t]] adj. full of nodes; knotty • Etymology: 1715–25; < L nōdōsus full of knots, knotty =nōd(us) node+ ōsus ose I no•dos′i•ty ˈdɒs ɪ ti n …   From formal English to slang

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