noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin nodulus, diminutive of nodus Date: 15th century a small mass of rounded or irregular shape: as a. a small rounded lump of a mineral or mineral aggregate b. a swelling on a leguminous root that contains symbiotic bacteria c. a small abnormal knobby bodily protuberance (as a tumorous growth or a calcification near an arthritic joint)

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  • nodule — [ nɔdyl ] n. m. • 1498; lat. nodulus « petit nœud » 1 ♦ Pathol. Petite nodosité. Nodule cancéreux, tuberculeux. ⇒ tubercule. Anat. Petit renflement. Nodules des valvules aortiques du cœur. 2 ♦ (1795 ) Géol. Concrétion pierreuse qui se rencontre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Nodule — may refer to: Nodule (geology), a small knobbly rock or mineral cluster, such as a manganese nodule Nodule (medicine), a small aggregation of cells Nodule (dermatology), a lesion similar to a papule Root nodule, an outgrowth formed on the roots… …   Wikipedia

  • Nodule — Nod ule (n[o^]d [ u]l), n. [L. nodulus, dim. of nodus knot: cf. F. nodule.] A rounded mass or irregular shape; a little knot or lump. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nodule — (n.) early 15c., from L. nodulus small knot, dim. of nodus knot (see NET (Cf. net) (n.)). Related: Nodulated; nodulous; nodulation …   Etymology dictionary

  • nodule — nȍdule ž mn DEFINICIJA min. mineralna tijela izgrađena od submikroskopski sitnih zrna kvarca ili kalcedona i rožnjaka ETIMOLOGIJA lat. nodulus: čvorić …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • nodule — ► NOUN 1) a small swelling or aggregation of cells in the body. 2) a swelling on a root of a leguminous plant, containing nitrogen fixing bacteria. 3) a small rounded lump of matter distinct from its surroundings. DERIVATIVES nodular adjective.… …   English terms dictionary

  • nodule — [näj′o͞ol] n. [L nodulus, dim. of nodus, a knot: see NET1] 1. a small knot or irregular, rounded lump 2. Anat. a small node 3. Bot. a small knot or joint on a stem or root, esp. one containing nitrogen fixing bacteria 4. Geol …   English World dictionary

  • Nodule — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Emprunté au latin nodulus signifiant « petit nœud », un nodule désigne à l origine un petit renflement ; ce mot a plusieurs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nodule — A small solid collection of tissue, a nodule is palpable (can be felt). It may range in size from greater than 1.0 cm (3/8 inch) to somewhat less than 2 cm (13/16 inch) in diameter. A nodule may be present in the epidermis, dermis or subcutis (at …   Medical dictionary

  • nodule — [[t]nɒ̱djuːl, AM ʤuːl[/t]] nodules 1) N COUNT A nodule is a small round lump that can appear on your body and is a sign of an illness. [MEDICAL] In a typical case, there is a small inflamed nodule just under the skin. 2) N COUNT: oft n N A nodule …   English dictionary

  • nodule — UK [ˈnɒdjuːl] / US [ˈnɑˌdʒul] noun [countable] Word forms nodule : singular nodule plural nodules medical a small round lump in your body formed from cells or tissue …   English dictionary

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