Definition of nodose in English:

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Pronunciation: /nəʊˈdəʊs/


Having or characterized by hard or tight lumps; knotty.
Example sentences
  • Along with subsequent calcite deposition, the pentameres are obliterated, the outline becomes rounded, and nodose sides appear.
  • Also among marine snails, thick, nodose, spiny, or otherwise ornamented shells are competitive in the sense that they foil predators.
  • These terminals of the bipolar nerve cells of the vagal nodose ganglia may well be stretch receptors.



Pronunciation: /nəʊˈdɒsɪti/
Example sentences
  • In autoimmune gastritis, the antral portion of the stomach displays nodosity due to hyperplasia.
  • In June, 1874, there were about forty or fifty tumors, varying from a slight nodosity to a large horse-chestnut in size.


Early 18th century: from Latin nodosus, from nodus 'knot'.

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