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acnode

/ (ˈækˌnəʊd) /
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noun

a point whose coordinates satisfy the equation of a curve although it does not lie on the curve; an isolated point. The origin is an acnode of the curve y ² + x ² = x ³

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Derived forms of acnode

acnodal, adjective

Word Origin for acnode

C19: from Latin acus a needle + node
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