Having or characterized by hard or tight lumps; knotty.
- 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.
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- 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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