nodular

[noj-uh-ler]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by nodules.
2.
shaped like or occurring in nodules: a nodular concretion.

Origin:
1785–95; nodule + -ar1

multinodular, adjective
postnodular, adjective
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nodule (ˈnɒdjuːl)
 
n
1.  a small knot, lump, or node
2.  Also called: root nodule any of the knoblike outgrowths on the roots of clover and many other legumes: contain bacteria involved in nitrogen fixation
3.  anatomy any small node or knoblike protuberance
4.  a small rounded lump of rock or mineral substance, esp in a matrix of different rock material
 
[C17: from Latin nōdulus, from nōdus knot]
 
'nodular
 
adj
 
'nodulose
 
adj
 
'nodulous
 
adj

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Example sentences
Colloid nodular goiters are also known as endemic goiters.
Toxic nodular goiter involves an enlarged thyroid gland that contains a small rounded growth or growths called nodules.
The thyroid is symmetric and red-brown, without cystic or nodular change.
Nodular melanoma usually starts as a raised area that is dark blackish-blue or bluish-red.
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