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nodal

[nohd-l]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or of the nature of a node.

Origin of nodal

First recorded in 1825–35; node + -al1
Related formsno·dal·i·ty, nounmul·ti·nod·al, adjectivepost·nod·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for multinodal

Historical Examples

  • 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 multinodal shoot is never invariable in a species, but is rare, common or prevalent.

    The Genus Pinus

    George Russell Shaw


British Dictionary definitions for multinodal

nodal

adjective
  1. of or like a node
Derived Formsnodality, nounnodally, 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

multinodal in Medicine

nodal

(nōdl)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, resembling, being, or situated near or at a node.
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