nodulous

nodulous

[noj-uh-luhs]
adjective
having nodules.
Also, nodulose [noj-uh-lohs, nod-yuh-, noj-uh-lohs, nod-yuh-] .


Origin:
1835–45; nodule + -ous

subnodulose, adjective
subnodulous, 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
 
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'nodulose
 
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'nodulous
 
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