noun, plural nodi [noh-dahy, -dee] .
a difficult or intricate point, situation, plot, etc.

1350–1400; Middle English: knot in the flesh < Latin nōdus knot Unabridged
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nodus (ˈnəʊdəs)
n , pl -di
1.  a problematic idea, situation, etc
2.  another word for node
[C14: from Latin: knot]

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nodus no·dus (nō'dəs)
n. pl. no·di (-dī)
A circumscribed mass of tissue; a node.

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