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Definitions of nit

  1. a luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The egg of a louse or other small insect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. The egg of any small insect, such as a louse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The egg of a louse, usually attached to a hair. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. Term used by the laity for a certain insect larva. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. Egg of a small insect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The egg of a small insect; a speck. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. An egg of any small insect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The egg of a louse or other like insect. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. nit, n. the egg of a louse or other small insect.--adj. NIT'TY, full of nits. [A.S. hnitu; Ger. niss.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Egg of louse or other parasitic insect. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. The egg of a louse. American pocket medical dictionary.
  14. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The egg of a louse or other small insect. Cabinet Dictionary

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