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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: nit


  1. The ovum or hatched egg of a body, head, or crab louse; the egg is attached to human hair or clothing by a layer of chitin.
  2. A unit of luminance; a luminous intensity of 1 candela per square meter of orthogonally projected surface.

[A.S. knitu]

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