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nodal

[nohd-l] /ˈnoʊd l/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of a node.
Origin of nodal
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; node + -al1
Related forms
nodality, noun
multinodal, adjective
postnodal, adjective
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  • The ray-pits are small and the spring-shoots are, with two exceptions, multinodal.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • Spring-shoots uninodal in some, multinodal in other species.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • On multinodal shoots they are often multiserial, appearing on two or more nodes of the same spring-shoot (fig. 33).

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • On multinodal branchlets the inner nodes bear lateral buds which may be latent.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • The perfect multinodal branchlet is formed in the winter-bud (fig. 8-a) and the spring-shoot is multinodal.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • The multinodal shoot is never invariable in a species, but is rare, common or prevalent.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • Associated with the latter are the persistent cone and the multinodal spring-shoot.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • In the Insignes the cone is oblique, persistent and serotinous, and the spring-shoot is multinodal.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for multinodal

nodal

/ˈnəʊdəl/
adjective
1.
of or like a node
Derived Forms
nodality, noun
nodally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for multinodal

nodal

adj.

1831, from node + -al (1). Related: Nodality.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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multinodal in Medicine

nodal nod·al (nōd'l)
adj.
Of, relating to, resembling, being, or situated near or at a node.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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