any of various cast irons strengthened by having the graphite content in the form of nodules rather than flakes, and containing cerium or magnesium as well as other additives.
- Nodular fasciitis
nodular fasciitis n. A tumorlike proliferation of fibroblasts with mild inflammatory exudation occurring in a fascia. Also called proliferative fasciitis.
- Nodular leprosy
nodular leprosy n. See tuberculoid leprosy.
- Nodular lymphoma
nodular lymphoma n. Malignant lymphoma characterized by nodules resembling normal lymph nodes but consisting of undifferentiated cells that are similar to lymphocytes or contain variable numbers of larger histiocytelike cells. Also called Brill-Symmers disease, follicular lymphoma.
- Nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis
nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis nodular non·sup·pu·ra·tive panniculitis (nŏn-sŭp’yə-rā’tĭv) n. Panniculitis having no known cause and characterized by recurring attacks of fever and the formation of tender subcutaneous nodules on the trunk and legs. Also called Christian’s disease, Weber-Christian disease.