|1.||a knot, swelling, or knob|
|2.||the point on a plant stem from which the leaves or lateral branches grow|
|3.||physics See also standing wave Compare antinode a point at which the amplitude of one of the two kinds of displacement in a standing wave has zero or minimum value. Generally the other kind of displacement has its maximum value at this point|
|4.||maths Also called: crunode a point at which two branches of a curve intersect, each branch having a distinct tangent|
|5.||maths, linguistics one of the objects of which a graph or a tree consists; vertex|
|6.||astronomy either of the two points at which the orbit of a body intersects the plane of the ecliptic. When the body moves from the south to the north side of the ecliptic, it passes the ascending node; moving from the north to the south side, it passes the descending node|
|a. any natural bulge or swelling of a structure or part, such as those that occur along the course of a lymphatic vessel (lymph node)|
|b. a finger joint or knuckle|
|8.||computing an interconnection point on a computer network|
|[C16: from Latin nōdus knot]|
A knob, knot, protuberance, or swelling.
A protuberant growth or swelling in a tissue.
A knuckle or finger joint.
|node (nōd) Pronunciation Key