from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A section or part between two nodes, as of a nerve or stem.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A part or space between two knots or joints.
  • noun In zoology, the part of a jointed stem between any two joints, as of a polyp, a polyzoan, etc.
  • noun In zoology: The contracted portion of the shaft of a feather between the slight swellings where the barbs are given off.
  • noun In acoustics, the loop or part of a vibrating string between two nodes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The space between two nodes or points of the stem from which the leaves properly arise.
  • noun (Anat.) A part between two joints; a segment; specifically, one of the phalanges.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A section of stem between two stem nodes.
  • noun technical Whatever lies between two nodes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a segment of a stem between two nodes


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