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Synonyms for nodule

a small node

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small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant


(mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment)

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Lung nodules are small masses of tissue in the lungs that are classified as solid or subsolid based on their appearance on CT.
In CT imaging, the position of a nodule may change because of a person's heartbeat and breathing.
Now that the deep sea mining of polymetallic nodules on the abyssal plain (4000 to 6000 m depth) of the central Eastern Pacific is to begin in the next few years, serious consideration must be given to the possible effects on the abyssal environment.
Aber-le, 24% of all screens were positive based on the observation of a nodule of 4 mm or larger (N.
Greenlight KTP causes minimal side-effects and uses lightbeams to vaporise nodules without damaging surrounding tissue.
In children, nodules are slightly more common in boys than in girls; polyps have no predilection for either sex, and they can occur at any age.
1] The clinical presentation of ISC includes gradual growth of brown-yellow, firm solitary or multiple nodules on the scrotal skin.
Iron (Fe) nodules and pisoliths are a common feature of many soils and weathering profiles in the tropics, subtropics, regions of Mediterranean climate and even temperate regions (Amouric et al.
One of the first steps in avoiding shrinkage problems in ductile iron melting is to select a suitable carbon equivalent (CE) that avoids the flotation of graphite nodules leading to shrinkage.
By analyzing crystal cumulate nodules (igneous rocks formed by the accumulation of crystals in magma) discovered in pyroclastic deposits of major eruptions, the scientists found that pre-eruptive mixing within the magma chamber -- where older cooler magma mixed with younger hotter magma -- appears to be the repeating trigger in large-scale eruptions.
Washington, September 17 ( ANI ): In a pilot study, researchers have shown that breath testing could be used to discriminate between benign and malignant pulmonary nodules.
Inflammation in the synovial joint lining and rheumatoid nodules (RNs) are characteristic lesions present in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
The congregation of the adult worms and subsequent fertilization to produce microfilariae in subcutaneous tissues has been known to elicit nodules (4).
A search of the literature finds 19 previous cases of surgically removed thoracoliths (1-8) and 12 radiologically diagnosed thoracoliths (9,10), all of which have been lone nodules.