Definition Of nodule


a small rounded lump of matter distinct from its surroundings, for example, of flint in chalk, carbon in cast iron, or a mineral on the seabed.

It is more visible when there are beds rich in clays, shell layers, or flints nodules .

a small swelling or aggregation of cells in the body, especially an abnormal one.

Regional adenopathy, satellite lesions, and subcutaneous nodules can be present.

Example Of nodule

  • A few people still poke around what is left of the mine dumps, but a datolite nodule is rarely found.

  • A thyroid nodule is a palpable swelling in a thyroid gland with an otherwise normal appearance.

  • Computed tomography showed a solitary nodule in the right lobe of the liver.

  • Endoscopy evaluation revealed an antral nodule , which was biopsied.

  • Except for her purulent, multifocal, subcutaneous nodules , she was generally in good health.

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