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nodular

[noj-uh-ler] /ˈnɒdʒ ə lər/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characterized by nodules.
2.
shaped like or occurring in nodules:
a nodular concretion.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; nodule + -ar1
Related forms
multinodular, adjective
postnodular, adjective
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Examples from the web for nodular
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for nodular
adj.

1794, from nodule + -ar. Related: Nodularity.

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