nodule

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Borrowed from Latin nōdulus (small knot), from nōdus (knot). Doublet of nodulus.

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nodule (plural nodules)

  1. A rounded mass or irregular shape; a little knot or lump.
    • 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect, Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, OCLC 246633669, PC, scene: Biotics: Biotic Amps Codex entry:
      Biotics manipulate mass effect fields using dozens of element zero nodules within their nervous system that react to electric stimuli from the brain. Amplifiers allow biotics to synchronize the nodules so they can form fields large and strong enough for practical use.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin nōdulus (small knot).

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nodule m (plural nodules)

  1. nodule, lump

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nōdule

  1. vocative singular of nōdulus