Definition of nemaline in English:

nemaline

adjective

Medicine
  • Medicine. Designating a group of congenital myopathies characterized by the accumulation of rod-like bodies in muscle fibres; (also) designating the rod-like bodies present in such myopathies and in certain other muscle diseases.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek νῆμα thread + -ine, with insertion of -l- perhaps after nemalite.

Pronunciation

nemaline

/ˈniːməlʌɪn//ˈnɛməlʌɪn/