Definition of Nit

1. Noun. A luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source.

Generic synonyms: Luminance Unit



2. Noun. Egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing.
Generic synonyms: Egg

Definition of Nit

1. n. The egg of a louse or other small insect.

Definition of Nit

1. Noun. The egg of a louse. ¹

2. Noun. A young louse. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) A fool, a nitwit. ¹

4. Noun. A candela per square meter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nit

1. the egg of a parasitic insect [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nit

1. The egg of a louse or other small insect. Nit grass, a pretty annual European grass (Gastridium lendigerum), with small spikelets somewhat resembling a nit. It is also found in California and Chili. Origin: AS. Hnitu; akin to D. Neet, G. Niss, OHG. Niz; cf. Gr, Icel. Gnit, Sw. Gnet, Dan. Gnid, Russ. & Pol. Gnida, Bohem. Hnida, W. Nedd. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nit

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nish
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nishi
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nisin
nisoldipine
nisoxetine
nisse
nissen fundoplication
nisses
nissl bodies
nissonite
niste
nisus
nit (current term)
nit-noid
nit-picker
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nit-picky
nit comb
nit nurse
nitazoxanide
nitch
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nitchies
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nitencies
nitency
nitenpyram

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