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Pronunciation: nod'yul

Definition: A small node; in skin, a node up to 1.0 cm in diameter, solid, with palpable depth; a pulmonary or pleural lesion seen on a radiographic image as a well-defined, discrete, roughly circular opacity 2–30 mm in diameter.

Synonym(s): nodulus1TA

[L. nodulus, dim. of nodus, knot]

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