nodus

[ noh-duh s ]
/ ˈnoʊ dəs /
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noun, plural no·di [noh-dahy, -dee] /ˈnoʊ daɪ, -di/.

a difficult or intricate point, situation, plot, etc.

Nearby words

  1. nodule,
  2. nodule of semilunar valve,
  3. nodulose,
  4. nodulous,
  5. nodulus,
  6. nodus lymphaticus,
  7. noe,
  8. noegenesis,
  9. noel,
  10. noel-baker

Origin of nodus

1350–1400; Middle English: knot in the flesh < Latin nōdus knot

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British Dictionary definitions for nodus

nodus

/ (ˈnəʊdəs) /

noun plural -di (-daɪ)

a problematic idea, situation, etc
another word for node

Word Origin for nodus

C14: from Latin: knot

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Medicine definitions for nodus

nodus

[ nōdəs ]

n. pl. no•di (-dī)

A circumscribed mass of tissue; a node.

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