Meaning of NODULE in English

NODULE

■ noun

1》 a small swelling or aggregation of cells, especially an abnormal one.

↘(usu. root ~ ) a swelling on a root of a leguminous plant, containing nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

2》 a small rounded lump of matter distinct from its surroundings.

Derivatives

nodular adjective

nodulated adjective

nodulation noun

nodulose adjective

Origin

ME: from L. nodulus , dimin. of nodus 'knot'.

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