nodular

[noj-uh-ler]

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by nodules.
shaped like or occurring in nodules: a nodular concretion.

Origin of nodular

First recorded in 1785–95; nodule + -ar1
Related formsmul·ti·nod·u·lar, adjectivepost·nod·u·lar, adjective
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Word Origin and History for nodular
adj.

1794, from nodule + -ar. Related: Nodularity.

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