Definition of nodal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnəʊdl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊdl//
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  1. 1(biology) (of a plant part) having nodes (= places on the stem (1) of a plant from which a branch or leaf grows) nodal roots
  2. 2(specialist, computing) forming a point where two lines or systems meet or cross nodal points in a digital network
  3. 3(anatomy) forming a small hard mass of tissue (1), especially near a joint in the human body; connected with such a mass of tissue (1) nodal disease