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  1. a part or space between two nodes, knots, or joints, as the portion of a plant stem between two nodes.
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Origin of internode

From the Latin word internōdium, dating back to 1660–70. See inter-, node
Related formsin·ter·nod·al, adjective
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Historical Examples of internode

  • Same, older, with plumule developed into internode and pair of leaves.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • The unit of pruning is a short fruit cane of four to five internodes, accompanied by a renewal spur of one internode.

  • By making a half-hitch around this internode, the vine is held very firmly.

  • The gallery of an internode has to be wide open before the insect can take possession of it.

  • These grow both from above and below, meeting in the middle of the internode and completely hiding the long axial cell.

British Dictionary definitions for internode


  1. the part of a plant stem between two nodes
  2. the part of a nerve fibre between two nodes of Ranvier
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Derived Formsinternodal, adjective
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internode in Medicine


  1. A section or part between two nodes.
  2. An internodal segment.
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Related formsin′ter•nodal (-nōdl) adj.
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