Meaning of NODULE in English


n. 1 a small rounded lump of anything, e.g. flint in chalk, carbon in cast iron, or a mineral on the seabed. 2 a small swelling or aggregation of cells, e.g. a small tumour, node, or ganglion, or a swelling on a root of a legume containing bacteria. nodular adj. nodulated adj. nodulation n. nodulose adj. nodulous adj.

[ L nodulus dimin. of nodus: see NODUS ]

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