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nodule:

see concretionconcretion,
mass or nodule of mineral matter, usually oval or nearly spherical in shape, and occurring in sedimentary rock. It is formed by the accumulation of mineral matter in the pore spaces of the sediment, usually around a fossil or fossil fragment acting as a nucleus.
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nodule

[′näj·ül]
(anatomy)
A small node.
A small aggregation of cells.
(botany)
A bulbous enlargement found on roots of legumes and certain other plants, whose formation is stimulated by symbiotic, nitrogen-fixing bacteria that colonize the roots.
(geology)
A small, hard mass or lump of a mineral or mineral aggregate characterized by a contrasting composition from and a greater hardness than the surrounding sediment or rock matrix in which it is embedded.
(medicine)
A primary skin lesion, seen as a circumscribed solid elevation.

nodule

1. any of the knoblike outgrowths on the roots of clover and many other legumes: contain bacteria involved in nitrogen fixation
2. Anatomy any small node or knoblike protuberance
3. a small rounded lump of rock or mineral substance, esp in a matrix of different rock material
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CAPTION: Figure 1: A subcutaneous nodule in the neck region of a seven-day-old neonate.
Immunohistochemical results for antigen tests using various antibodies in tissue samples from a subcutaneous nodule in a wild adult male toco toucan.
Therefore, dirofilariasis must be included in the differential diagnosis in patients with subcutaneous nodules.
Her arthralgia subsided within a day of pulse therapy and the subcutaneous nodules gradually disappeared.
On physical exam, there were well-demarcated erythematous patches and plaques with mild induration and scattered subcutaneous nodules on both dorsal wrists and hands, extending onto the distal forearms.
More painful subcutaneous nodules form, which rupture and drain a thick, mucopurulent, foul-smelling fluid.
Among the rare presentations are cutaneous ALLMs, which manifest as 1- to 4-cm asymptomatic, acquired, solitary, subcutaneous nodules that have a strong predilection for males.
Yanagi T, Matsumura T: Steatocystoma multiplex presenting as acral subcutaneous nodules.
Infections in humans usually manifest as subcutaneous nodules, which are caused by developing worms that are trapped by immune mechanisms (2).
He was disease free for about two months, and in December 2010 he reported with the complaint of multiple subcutaneous nodules in the right lower eye lid region.
Cutaneous lymphoma is a rare condition in dogs and especially the non epitheliotropic lymphoma characterized by subcutaneous nodules (usually of B cell origin) with rapid onset and progression is uncommon as compared to epitheliotropic form of cutaneous lymphoma (Vail, 2006).

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