Antonyms for nodule

Grammar : Noun
Spell : noj-ool
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɒdʒ ul

Definition of nodule

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Latin nodulus "small knot," diminutive of nodus "knot" (see net (n.)). Related: Nodulated; nodulous; nodulation.
  • As in node/nodule : noun knot, growth
  • As in swelling : noun physical growth; lump
  • As in blemish : noun flaw
  • As in node : noun bud
  • As in bulb : noun globular object
  • As in bulge : noun swollen object
Example sentences :
  • The size of the fish evidently regulated that of the nodule.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Betsey » by Hugh Miller
  • Fig. 9 is from Northern Ohio, and is carved from a nodule of iron ore.
  • Extract from : « Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans » by William H. Holmes
  • The gland, which is seen as a nodule, is drawn forward with forceps.
  • Extract from : « A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) » by Various
  • Nature's method of repair was a hypertrophy of the subintimal connective tissue and the formation of a nodule at that point.
  • Extract from : « Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: » by Louis Marshall Warfield
  • The first of these cartilages articulates with a nodule situated a little above the middle of the first bone of the sternum.
  • Extract from : « Artistic Anatomy of Animals » by douard Cuyer
  • Doubtless, an eddy from this hole accounts for the deposit of snow and, by accretions, for the erection of the nodule.
  • Extract from : « The Home of the Blizzard » by Douglas Mawson
  • When it was opened, out of one nodule came man and from the other woman.
  • Extract from : « The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55 » by Francisco Colin
  • The essential symptoms of glanders are the nodule, the chancre, the glands, and the discharge.
  • Extract from : « Special Report on Diseases of the Horse » by United States Department of Agriculture
  • A sharp-edged, natural flake served for one, and a nodule or fragment served for the other.
  • Extract from : « Men of the Old Stone Age » by Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Rind—a deeply weathered area on the outer surface of a nodule or chunk of flint or like material.
  • Extract from : « Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types » by James W. Cambron

Synonyms for nodule

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