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Meaning of NIT

Pronunciation:  nit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing
  2. [n]  a luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source

NIT is a 3 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: egg, luminance unit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nit\, n. [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.] (Zo["o]l.)
The egg of a louse or other small insect.

{Nit grass} (Bot.), a pretty annual European grass
   ({Gastridium lendigerum}), with small spikelets somewhat
   resembling a nit. It is also found in California and

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