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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A small node; (mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment); Small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant.

Usage examples (34)
  • "I'd rather use the word nodule," Tom replied with his signature sense of humor.
  • A thyroid nodule is a firm lump in the thyroid gland; it may be cancerous or benign (not cancerous).
  • I had a thyroid nodule aka tumor that was "indeterminate" so I had to have half my thyroid removed to make sure it wasn't cancer.
  • The result is a woody perennial "nodule" that is spherical and up to 10 cm in diameter. for more
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