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nephrosclerosis - noun kidney disease that is usually associated with hypertension; sclerosis of the renal arterioles reduces blood flow that can lead to kidney failure and heart failure

  • nephrosis - noun a disease affecting the kidneys; a syndrome characterized by edema and large amounts of protein in the urine and usually increased blood cholesterol; usually associated with glomerulonephritis or with a complication of various systemic

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  • nephrotomy - noun incision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)

  • nephrotoxic - adj. toxic to the kidney

  • nephrotoxin - noun any toxin that affects the kidneys

  • nepidae - noun water scorpions

  • nepotism - noun favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)

  • nepotist - noun a powerful person who shows favoritism to relatives or close friends

  • nerita - noun a neritid gastropod having a short smooth or spirally ridged shell with thick usually toothed outer lip and toothed operculum

  • neritic - adj. relating to the region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast; of or relating to the region of the sea over the continental shelf which is less than 200 meters deep

  • neritidae - noun neritids

  • neritina - noun ornately marked and brightly colored snails of brackish waters

  • nerium - noun one species: oleander

  • nerveless - adj. marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional; lacking strength

  • nervelessly - adv. in a composed and unconcerned manner

  • nervelessness - noun fearless self-possession in the face of danger

  • nerveroot - noun once common rose pink woodland orchid of eastern North America

  • nervily - adv. in a brash cheeky manner

  • nervously - adv. in an anxiously nervous manner; with nervous excitement

  • nervousness - noun a sensitive or highly strung temperament; an uneasy psychological state; the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters

  • nervure - noun one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect; any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ

  • nervy - adj. showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger; offensively bold; being in a tense state

  • nescience - noun ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs)

  • nescient - adj. holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible; uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication

  • nesokia - noun bandicoot rats

  • nester - noun a bird that has built (or is building) a nest; someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it

  • nestling - noun young bird not yet fledged; a young person of either sex

  • nestorian - adj. relating to Nestorius or Nestorianism; noun a follower of Nestorius

  • nestorianism - noun the theological doctrine (named after Nestorius) that Christ is both the son of God and the man Jesus (which is opposed to Roman Catholic doctrine that Christ is fully God)

  • netball - noun a team game that resembles basketball; a soccer ball is to be thrown so that it passes through a ring on the top of a post

  • netherlander - noun a native or inhabitant of Holland

  • nethermost - adj. farthest down

  • netlike - adj. having open interstices or resembling a web

  • netted - adj. having open interstices or resembling a web

  • netting - noun creating nets; a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave

  • neuralgic - adj. of or relating to or suffering from neuralgia

  • neuralgy - noun acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves

  • neurasthenia - noun nervous breakdown (not in technical use)

  • neurectomy - noun surgical removal of all or part of a nerve

  • neurilemma - noun thin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber

  • neurinoma - noun tumor (usually benign) of the sheath surrounding a nerve

  • neuroanatomical - adj. of or relating to neural tissue or the nervous system

  • neuroblast - noun a cell from which a nerve cell develops

  • neuroblastoma - noun malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly

  • neurodermatitis - noun dermatitis in which localized areas (especially the forearms or back of the neck or outer part of the ankle) itch persistently; cause is unknown

  • neuroepithelium - noun epithelium associated with special sense organs and containing sensory nerve endings

  • neurofibroma - noun tumor of the fibrous covering of a peripheral nerve

  • neurofibromatosis - noun autosomal dominant disease characterized by numerous neurofibromas and by spots on the skin and often by developmental abnormalities

  • neurogenesis - noun the development of nerve tissues

  • neurogenic - adj. arising in or stimulated by nerve tissues

  • neuroglia - noun sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system

  • neuroglial - adj. relating to or consisting of neuroglia

  • neurohypophysis - noun the posterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature

  • neurological - adj. of or relating to or used in or practicing neurology

  • neurologist - noun a medical specialist in the nervous system and the disorders affecting it

  • neuroma - noun any tumor derived from cells of the nervous system

  • neuromatous - adj. of or relating to or caused by neuromas

  • neuromotor - adj. relating to a nerve fiber or impulse passing toward motor effectors

  • neuronic - adj. of or relating to neurons

  • neuropathy - noun any pathology of the peripheral nerves

  • neurophysiological - adj. of or concerned with neurophysiology

  • neuroplasty - noun plastic surgery of the nerves

  • neuropsychiatry - noun the branch of medicine dealing with mental disorders attributable to diseases of the nervous system

  • neuropsychological - adj. of or concerned with neuropsychology

  • neuropsychology - noun the branch of psychology that is concerned with the physiological bases of psychological processes

  • neuroptera - noun an order of insects including: lacewings; antlions; dobsonflies; alderflies; fish flies; mantispids; spongeflies

  • neuropteran - noun insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins

  • neuropteron - noun insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins

  • neurosarcoma - noun a malignant neoplasm of nerve tissue and fibrous tissue and connective tissue

  • neurosurgeon - noun someone who does surgery on the nervous system (especially the brain)

  • neurosurgery - noun any surgery that involves the nervous system (brain or spinal cord or peripheral nerves)

  • neurosyphilis - noun syphilis of the central nervous system

  • neurotically - adv. in a neurotic manner

  • neuroticism - noun a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction

  • neurotoxic - adj. poisonous to nerves or nerve cells

  • neurotoxin - noun any toxin that affects neural tissues

  • neurotropic - adj. (of a virus, toxin, or chemical) tending to attack or affect the nervous system preferentially

  • neurotropism - noun an affinity for neural tissues

  • neutralism - noun a policy of neutrality or nonalignment in international affairs

  • neutralist - noun an advocate of neutrality in international affairs

  • neutrality - noun nonparticipation in a dispute or war; pH value of 7; tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement

  • neutralization - noun action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action; action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war; (euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation); a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water

  • neutralize - verb make chemically neutral; make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; make incapable of military action; get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

  • neutrophile - noun the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes

  • nevadan - noun a native or resident of Nevada

  • nevermore - adv. at no time hereafter

  • nevus - noun a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth

  • newari - noun Himalayish language spoken in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal

  • newfangled - adj. (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new

  • newly - adv. very recently

  • newmarket - noun a long close-fitting coat worn for riding in the 19th century; a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card

  • newness - noun the quality of being new; the opposite of oldness

  • news - noun new information about specific and timely events; new information of any kind; information reported in a newspaper or news magazine; the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins; a program devoted to news

  • newscaster - noun someone who broadcasts the news

  • newsless - adj. not providing news or information; not having or receiving news or information

  • newsmonger - noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

  • newspaperwoman - noun a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media

  • newsprint - noun cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers

  • newsreader - noun someone who reads out broadcast news bulletin

  • newsroom - noun a reading room (in a library or club) where newspapers and other periodicals can be read; an office in which news is processed by a newspaper or news agency or television or radio station; the staff of a newspaper or the news department of a periodical

  • newssheet - noun report or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group

  • newsworthiness - noun the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins

  • newsworthy - adj. sufficiently interesting to be reported in a newspaper

  • newsy - adj. full of news; prone to friendly informal communication

  • nexus - noun a connected series or group; the means of connection between things linked in series

  • ni - noun a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite

  • nibbed - adj. (used of pens) having a writing point or nib especially of a certain kind

  • nibbler - noun a biter who takes dainty repeated bites

  • niblick - noun an iron with considerable loft

  • nicaean - adj. of or relating to the ancient city of Nicaea in Asia Minor

  • nicaraguan - adj. of or relating to Nicaragua or is people; noun a native or inhabitant of Nicaragua

  • nicely - adv. in a nice way

  • nicene - adj. of or relating to the ancient city of Nicaea in Asia Minor

  • niceness - noun the quality of nice; the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze; a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage

  • nickelodeon - noun a cabinet containing an automatic record player; records are played by inserting a coin

  • nicker - noun the characteristic sounds made by a horse; verb make a characteristic sound, of a horse

  • nicotiana - noun American and Asiatic aromatic herbs and shrubs with viscid foliage

  • nictate - verb briefly shut the eyes

  • nictation - noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

  • nictitate - verb briefly shut the eyes

  • nictitation - noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

  • nidation - noun (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals

  • nidicolous - adj. (of birds) remaining in the nest for a time after hatching

  • nidifugous - adj. (of birds) leaving the nest shortly after hatching

  • nidularia - noun type genus of the Nidulariaceae

  • nidulariaceae - noun bird's-nest fungi

  • nidulariales - noun small order of basidiomycetous fungi comprising families Nidulariaceae and Sphaerobolaceae

  • nidus - noun a nest in which spiders or insects deposit their eggs; a central point or locus of an infection in an organism

  • nierembergia - noun any of various plants of the genus Nierembergia having upturned bell-shaped flowers

  • nifty - adj. very good

  • nigella - noun any plant of the genus Nigella

  • nigerian - adj. of or relating to the people of Nigeria; of or relating to Nigeria; noun a native or inhabitant of Nigeria

  • niggard - noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

  • niggardliness - noun extreme stinginess

  • niggardness - noun extreme stinginess

  • niggler - noun someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way

  • niggling - adj. (informal) small and of little importance

  • nightclothes - noun garments designed to be worn in bed

  • nighted - adj. overtaken by night or darkness

  • nightie - noun lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women

  • nightjar - noun mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects

  • nightlong - adj. lasting, open, or operating through the whole night

  • nightly - adj. happening every night; adv. at the end of each day

  • nightshade - noun any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit

  • nightstick - noun a short stout club used primarily by policemen

  • nightwalker - noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers

  • nightwear - noun garments designed to be worn in bed

  • nightwork - noun work to be done at night

  • nigrify - verb make or become black

  • nihilistic - adj. of or relating to nihilism

  • nihility - noun the state of nonexistence

  • nilgai - noun large Indian antelope; male is blue-grey with white markings; female is brownish with no horns

  • nilotic - adj. of or relating to or constituting the Nilotic group of languages; of or relating to the Nile River or the people living near it; noun a group of languages of East Africa belonging to the Chari-Nile group

  • nim - noun game in which matchsticks are arranged in rows and players alternately remove one or more of them; in some versions the object is to take the last remaining matchstick on the table and in other versions the object is to avoid taking the last remaining matchstick on the table

  • nimbleness - noun intelligence as revealed by quickness and alertness of mind; the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble

  • nimbly - adv. in a nimble or agile manner; with quickness and lightness and ease

  • nimiety - noun a quantity much larger than is needed

  • nimrod - noun (Old Testament) a famous hunter

  • nincompoop - noun a stupid foolish person

  • ninepence - noun a coin worth nine pennies

  • ninepenny - adj. used of nail size; 2 3/4 in or 7 cm long

  • ninepin - noun a bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittles

  • ninepins - noun a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins

  • ninny - noun a stupid foolish person

  • ninon - noun a fine strong sheer silky fabric made of silk or rayon or nylon

  • nintu - noun a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped

  • niobite - noun a black mineral that is an ore of niobium and tantalum

  • nipa - noun made from sap of the Australasian nipa palm; monotypic genus of palms of Australasia

  • nipper - noun a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods; a young person of either sex

  • nipping - adj. pleasantly cold and invigorating; capable of wounding

  • nipponese - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language; noun a native or inhabitant of Japan

  • nippy - adj. a sharp biting taste; pleasantly cold and invigorating

  • nisan - noun the seventh month of the civil year; the first month of the ecclesiastic year (in March and April)

  • nisus - noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal

  • nitella - noun fragile branching stoneworts

  • niter - noun (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive

  • nitid - adj. bright with a steady but subdued shining

  • nitramine - noun a yellow crystalline explosive solid that is used in detonators

  • nitrification - noun the oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants); the chemical process in which a nitro group is added to an organic compound (or substituted for another group in an organic compound)

  • nitrify - verb treat (soil) with nitrates; treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound; convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria

  • nitrile - noun any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN

  • nitrobacter - noun rod-shaped soil bacteria

  • nitrobacteria - noun soil bacteria that convert nitrites to nitrates

  • nitrobacteriaceae - noun usually rod-shaped bacteria that oxidize ammonia or nitrites: nitrobacteria

  • nitrobenzene - noun a poisonous oily water-soluble liquid used as a solvent and in the manufacture of aniline

  • nitrocalcite - noun the mineral form of calcium nitrate

  • nitrocellulose - noun nitric acid esters; used in lacquers and explosives

  • nitrochloroform - noun a heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting; used as a pesticide and as tear gas

  • nitrocotton - noun nitric acid esters; used in lacquers and explosives

  • nitrogenize - verb treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound

  • nitroglycerin - noun a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)

  • nitrosobacteria - noun soil bacteria that oxidize ammonia to nitrites
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