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Webster 1913 Edition


Noli-me-tangere


No′li-me-tan′ge-re

,
Noun.
[L., touch me not.]
1.
(Bot.)
(a)
Any plant of a genus of herbs (
Impatiens
) having capsules which, if touched when ripe, discharge their seeds. – See
Impatiens
.
(b)
The squirting cucumber. See under
Cucumber
.
2.
(Med.)
A name formerly applied to several varieties of ulcerous cutaneous diseases, but now restricted to
Lupus exedens
, an ulcerative affection of the nose.

Webster 1828 Edition


Noli-me-tangere

NOLI-ME-TANGERE

,
Noun.
[L. Touch me not.]
1.
A plant of the genus Impatiens, called also balsamine; also, a plant of the genus Momordica, or male balsam apple, one species of which is called the wild or spurting cucumber.
2.
Among physicians, an ulcer or cancer, a species of herpes.

Definition 2022


noli-me-tangere

noli-me-tangere

English

Noun

noli-me-tangere (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, obsolete) Lupus.
  2. (medicine, obsolete) Cancer of the face.