nodose

[ noh-dohs, noh-dohs ]
/ ˈnoʊ doʊs, noʊˈdoʊs /

adjective

having nodes.
full of knots; knotty.

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Also no·dous [noh-duhs]. /ˈnoʊ dəs/.

Origin of nodose

1715–25; <Latin nōdōsus full of knots, knotty, equivalent to nōd(us) node + -ōsus-ose1

OTHER WORDS FROM nodose

no·dos·i·ty [noh-dos-i-tee], /noʊˈdɒs ɪ ti/, nounmul·ti·no·dous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nodose

nodose

nodous (ˈnəʊdəs)

/ (ˈnəʊdəʊs, nəʊˈdəʊs) /

adjective

having nodes or knotlike swellingsnodose stems

Derived forms of nodose

nodosity (nəʊˈdɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for nodose

C18: from Latin nōdōsus knotty
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Medical definitions for nodose

nodose
[ nōdōs′ ]

adj.

Having many nodes or knotlike swellings.

Other words from nodose

no•dosi•ty (-dŏsĭ-tē) n.
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