[ noh-dohs, noh-dohs ]
/ ˈnoʊ doʊs, noʊˈdoʊs /
full of knots; knotty.
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Also no·dous [noh-duh s] /ˈnoʊ dəs/.
Origin of nodose
OTHER WORDS FROM nodoseno·dos·i·ty [noh-dos-i-tee] /noʊˈdɒs ɪ ti/, nounmul·ti·no·dous, adjective
Words nearby nodose
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Example sentences from the Web for nodosity
When the nodosity begins to decay and becomes of a cancerous nature, it is called a tuberosity.
Technically, the first swelling on the young tender rootlets of the vine is called a nodosity.
British Dictionary definitions for nodosity
/ (ˈnəʊdəʊs, nəʊˈdəʊs) /
having nodes or knotlike swellingsnodose stems
Derived forms of nodosenodosity (nəʊˈdɒsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for nodose
C18: from Latin nōdōsus knotty
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Medical definitions for nodosity
[ nō′dōs′ ]
Having many nodes or knotlike swellings.
Other words from nodoseno•dos′i•ty (-dŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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