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NODULE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nodule mean? 

NODULE (noun)
  The noun NODULE has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: NODULE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NODULE (noun)


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Meaning:

A small node

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("nodule" is a kind of...):

node (any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part)


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Meaning:

Small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

nodule; tubercle

Hypernyms ("nodule" is a kind of...):

enation; plant process (a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("nodule" is a kind of...):

hunk; lump (a large piece of something without definite shape)

Domain category:

mineralogy (the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nodule"):

geode ((mineralogy) a hollow rock or nodule with the cavity usually lined with crystals)


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