nisus


nisus
ni·sus 'nī-səs n, pl ni·sus -səs, -.süs a mental or physical effort to attain an end

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ni·sus (niґsəs) [L., from niti to strive] an effort, strong tendency, or endeavor to achieve an outcome or aim.

Nits of Phthirus pubis. (A), Clinical appearance of nits on hair; (B), microscopic appearance of nits attached to hair shaft.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Nisus — Ni sus, n. [L., fr. niti, p. p. nisus, to strive.] 1. A striving; an effort; a conatus. [1913 Webster] A nisus or energizing towards a presented object. Hickok. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physiol.) (a) The periodic procreative desire manifested in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nisus — [nī′səs] n. pl. nisus [L < nisus, pp. of niti, to strive: for IE base see CONNIVE] effort; endeavor; impulse; specif., a) a seasonal desire to mate b) the muscular contractions used to expel waste, eggs, or a fetus from the body …   English World dictionary

  • Nisus [1] — Nisus (Sagengesch.), s. Nisos …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Nisus [2] — Nisus (lat.), 1) Trieb; 2) körperliche Anstrengung. N. formativus, Bildungstrieb …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Nisus [3] — Nisus, Sperber; N. musĭcus, so v.w. Singfalke …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Nisus — Nisus, der Sperber …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • nisus — index conatus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Nisus — ni·sus n. pl. nisus An effort or endeavor to realize an aim. [Latin nisus, from past participle of niti, to strive.] [1] In classical mythology, Nisus (or Nisos) may refer to: Nisus of Nisus and Euryalus, son of Hyrtacus, lover of Euryalus, in… …   Wikipedia

  • NISUS — I. NISUS Comagenae Urbs, Antonin. II. NISUS Hyrtaci fil. Euryalo indissolubili amicitiae vin culô coniunctus; quorum historiam copiosê satis describit Virg. l. 9. Aen. v. 184. III. NISUS Megarensium Rex, prupureo capillô insignis, a quo, cum… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • nisus — /nuy seuhs/, n., pl. nisus. an effort or striving toward a particular goal or attainment; impulse. [1690 1700; < L nisus act of planting the feet, effort, equiv. to nit(i) to support or exert oneself + tus suffix of v. action, with tt > s] * * *… …   Universalium

  • nisus — noun (plural nisus) Etymology: Latin, from niti to lean, rely, strive; akin to Latin nictare to wink more at connive Date: 1699 a mental or physical effort to attain an end ; a perfective urge or endeavor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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