nodule nodule  /ˈnɑ dʒul/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small node
  2. (n) small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
  3. (n) (mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment)

Usage(s):

  1. The nodules contain significant amounts of manganese, essential for making steel, as well as other valuable metals, including copper, nickel and cobalt.
  2. Though the precise source of Ruby's cancer remained undetermined, tests showed a malignancy in a lymph node in his neck and a cluster of nodules in the chest and lungs.
  3. Dermatologists are also worried that hard nodules known as granulomas will eventually form around the beads in some patients.

News

  • Get checked, that lump may be a thyroid nodule

    Thyroid nodules are an abnormal growth of thyroid cells that forms a lump within the thyroid gland. They are common and often discovered during routine physical examinations. While the majority of nodules are benign (noncancerous), approximately 5 to 10 percent are malignant. read more
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Standard-Examiner

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