- a joint in a stem.
- a part of a stem that normally bears a leaf.
Origin of node
Examples from the Web for node
So that to pass from node to node the impulse must pass up the pipe and down again.
The distance from node to node in a vibrating body is called a ventral segment.
Node would run down the hill a few feet launching himself into the air.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
The node, therefore, is one of the most familiar forms of vocal catastrophe.
In the formation of the node it is worth remarking that the coughing node may appear at any point on the cords.
British Dictionary definitions for node
- any natural bulge or swelling of a structure or part, such as those that occur along the course of a lymphatic vessel (lymph node)
- a finger joint or knuckle
Word Origin for node
Word Origin and History for node
early 15c., "a knot or lump," from Latin nodus "knot" (see net (n.)). Originally borrowed c.1400 in Latin form, meaning "lump in the flesh." Meaning "point of intersection" (originally of planetary orbits with the ecliptic) first recorded 1660s.
Medicine definitions for node
Science definitions for node
- A point on a stem where a leaf is or has been attached.
- A swelling or lump on a tree; a knob or knot.
- Either of the two points on the celestial sphere at which the path of a revolving body, such as the Moon, a planet, or a comet, intersects the ecliptic.♦ The point at which the body traverses from south of the ecliptic to north is the ascending node. The opposite point, when the body traverses the ecliptic from north to south, is the descending node.
- Either of the two points at which the orbit of an artificial satellite intersects the equatorial plane of the planet it is orbiting.