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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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Figure 4 showing the CEUS' more morphological delineation in predicting solitary nodule pathology as compared with high resolution ultrasound.
The cancer risk of a palpable thyroid nodule is increased if it is 3 cm or larger in size, of a firm and fixed consistency, or cervical lymph nodes are palpable.
Frates et al (16) found that the incidence of cancer in the dominant nodule was 72.
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a nodule 20 mm or larger, more than 50% malignancy risk
Thyroid nodule is one of the major health problems of our country secondary to iodine deficient diet.
If the sum is 0 points, the nodule is TR1 and the guidelines recommend no fine-needle aspiration or follow-up.
Radiation exposure, male, old age, nodule at young age, rapid increase in size, previous thyroid cancer, lymphadenopathy, Evidence of local invasion, vocal cord paralysis, dysphagia, firm and fixed nodules are some of the high risk factors for thyroid cancer.
Matrix Analytics is creating a paradigm shift in nodule management by identifying all nodule patients and registering them to an end-user dashboard.
While the chest pain was subsequently attributed to gastroesophageal reflux, the CT revealed a 9-mm part solid nodule that was 75% solid.
5 cm nodules with mixed cystic-solid nodule with any suspicious ultrasound features, and (5) [greater than or equal to] 2 cm nodules with spongiform nodule.