Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characterized by or having many nodes or protuberances; jointed or knobby at intervals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Knot-like; swollen

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Knotty; having numerous or conspicuous nodes.
  • adj. Having nodes or prominences; having the alternate joints enlarged, as the antennæ of certain insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, knotty or knobby; provided with knots or internal transverse partitions, as the leaves of some species of Juncus.
  • In zoology:
  • Having a node or nodes: said of a longitudinal body which is swollen or dilated at one or more points.
  • Having knot-like swellings on the surface.

Etymologies

From Latin nōdōsus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Labeling of uterine-related neurons in the nodose ganglia (Fluorogold and pseudorabies virus) and in the brainstem nuclei (pseudorabies virus) was obtained.

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy

  • These results demonstrated: (1) the vagus nerves serve as connections between the uterus and CNS, (2) the nodose ganglia contain uterine-related vagal afferent neuron cell bodies, and (3) neurons in vagal locales contain estrogen receptors.

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy

  • DiI, an anterograde tracer, was injected into the nodose ganglia.

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy

  • Neurons in the nodose ganglia and nucleus tractus solitarius were immunoreactive for estrogen receptors.

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy

  • At first he was like to sulk in the style of a hawk who has failed of his swoop; but seeing his enemy arising slowly with grunts, and action nodose and angular — rather than flexibly graceful — contempt became the uppermost feature of his mind.

    Mary Anerley

  • The subterranean portion of the plant is a compound structure consisting of a large, more or less cylindrical rootstock, indistinctly marked with a number of horizontal nodose rings, and with a coarse central core: from this root stock 6-10 irregularly spindle-shaped secondary tubers arise as off-shoots.

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  • At first he was like to sulk in the style of a hawk who has failed of his swoop; but seeing his enemy arising slowly with grunts, and action nodose and angular -- rather than flexibly graceful -- contempt became the uppermost feature of his mind.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • HSV-1 latency is restricted to cranial nerve ganglia, as indicated by spontaneous, recurrent outbreaks of vesicles on the mouth, or by isolation of HSV-1 from postmortem explants of human trigeminal, [7,8] nodose, vagal [9] and ciliary [10] ganglia.

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  • Shell short, broadly fusiform; spire and mouth equal; whorls seyen, the first nuclear, the other regularly sloping above, obsoletely nodose on the angle and tapering in advance.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

  • Shell large, rather thin, turbinated, spu*e elevated, convex; whorls numerous, rounded on the angle, rudely nodose and sloping to the suture, which is sharply cut but irregular.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

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