- pertaining to or of the nature of a node.
Origin of nodal
Related formsno·dal·i·ty, nounmul·ti·nod·al, adjectivepost·nod·al, adjective
First recorded in 1825–35; node
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Historical Examples of multinodal
The ray-pits are small and the spring-shoots are, with two exceptions, multinodal.
Spring-shoots uninodal in some, multinodal in other species.
On multinodal shoots they are often multiserial, appearing on two or more nodes of the same spring-shoot (fig. 33).
On multinodal branchlets the inner nodes bear lateral buds which may be latent.
The multinodal shoot is never invariable in a species, but is rare, common or prevalent.
British Dictionary definitions for multinodalDerived Formsnodality, nounnodally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for multinodal
1831, from node + -al (1). Related: Nodality.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, resembling, being, or situated near or at a node.
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