Definition of nodose in US English:

nodose

adjective

technical
  • Having or characterized by hard or tight lumps; knotty.

    • ‘Also among marine snails, thick, nodose, spiny, or otherwise ornamented shells are competitive in the sense that they foil predators.’
    • ‘These terminals of the bipolar nerve cells of the vagal nodose ganglia may well be stretch receptors.’
    • ‘Morphometric studies were carried out on the chick nodose ganglion between day 5 of incubation and 2 weeks after hatching.’
    • ‘Along with subsequent calcite deposition, the pentameres are obliterated, the outline becomes rounded, and nodose sides appear.’
    knobbly, knotty, knotted, gnarly, lumpy, bumpy, nodular, rough
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Origin

Early 18th century: from Latin nodosus, from nodus ‘knot’.

Pronunciation

nodose

/ˈnōdōs//ˈnoʊdoʊs/