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


having nodes.
full of knots; knotty.
Also no·dous [noh-duh s] /ˈnoʊ dəs/.

Origin of nodose

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

Related forms

no·dos·i·ty [noh-dos-i-tee] /noʊˈdɒs ɪ ti/, nounmul·ti·no·dous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for nodosity


nodous (ˈnəʊdəs)

/ (ˈnəʊdəʊs, nəʊˈdəʊs) /


having nodes or knotlike swellingsnodose stems

Derived Forms

nodosity (nəʊˈdɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for nodose

C18: from Latin nōdōsus knotty
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Medicine definitions for nodosity


[ nōdōs′ ]


Having many nodes or knotlike swellings.

Related forms

no•dosi•ty (-dŏsĭ-tē) n.
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