Definitions

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  • adj. Having the form of threads; fibrous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the form of threads; fibrous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In mineralogy, exhibiting a fibrous structure.

Etymologies

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Latin nema thread.

Examples

  • The two girls both died before they were five from the rare form of muscular dystrophy called nemaline myopathy.

    The Denver Newspaper Agency YourHub.com Stories

  • Utility of fetal muscle biopsy for diagnosis of nemaline myopathy.

    CHOP general fetal medicine publications

  • My sister (who has nemaline myopathy, another flavor of MD) has faced her own mortality and, at 17, is unbearably stable and steady.

    The Invisible Boy | Her Bad Mother

  • My sister who has nemaline myopathy, another flavor of MD has faced her own mortality and, at 17, is unbearably stable and steady.

    The Invisible Boy

  • I've mentioned before that my youngest sister has muscular dystrophy - nemaline myopathy, to be precise.

    No Matter What

  • Michele DE, Coutu P, Metzger JM (2002) Divergent abnormal muscle relaxation by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and nemaline myopathy mutant tropomyosins.

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  • In addition, Eisenberg et al [34] have reported that the levels of miR-455 were increased about two fold in dystrophic muscle of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2A, and nemaline myopathy.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Cunningham received the Gold Award in the News category for his entry titled "Our Little Miracle," his personal story that chronicled the birth of his daughter and her battle with nemaline rod myopathy, one of the diseases associated with muscular dystrophy.

    seMissourian.com Headlines

  • I’ve mentioned before that my youngest sister has muscular dystrophy – nemaline myopathy, to be precise.

    No Matter What | Her Bad Mother

Comments

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  • From the sound of it, that probably makes you a lucky doc! :-)

    November 29, 2007

  • I'm afraid I've never seen a case!

    November 29, 2007

  • Do tell, SoG. Some of us are interested.

    *listening attentively*

    November 29, 2007

  • There's a rare disease called nemaline myopathy (if anybody's interested).

    November 29, 2007

  • Good. Because I happen to think this is a fine little word.

    November 29, 2007

  • Well, I meant "you" in the plural...

    November 29, 2007

  • I was trying to be sarcastic. But apparently I failed. ;-)

    November 29, 2007

  • Oh it is not. You're overreacting. There are plenty of stupidisms alone, for example, that top this poor unoffending word. It can't help it that it was born ugly!

    November 29, 2007

  • It's decided, then. This is almost as bad as the s-word.

    November 29, 2007

  • It's all a bit conventional though. The nematode the nemaline.

    November 29, 2007

  • It does sound like a lame brand name. I even checked to be sure. However, it does have the same root as nematode, which is a great word.

    November 29, 2007

  • I think it sounds like a semi-precious stone. Like tourmaline. Only uglier.

    November 29, 2007

  • Granted. We should shoot the person who coined this word. ;-)

    November 29, 2007

  • You have to admit it's not a very impressive word. Sounds like a brand name for a drug that cures burping or something equally life-threatening.

    November 29, 2007

  • Gosh, sionnach--I didn't realize you'd have such a strong reaction to this word. :-)

    November 29, 2007

  • Thread-like and all bunched up in the middle of the alphabet. Personally I like words to be a little more adventurous when it comes to consonants.

    November 29, 2007

  • Thread-like.

    November 28, 2007