noli-me-tangere definition

  • noun:
    • a caution or prohibition against meddling, touching, or interfering.
    • A representation of Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalen after their resurrection.
    • Any plant of a genus of natural herbs (Impatiens) having capsules which, if moved when ripe, discharge their seeds. -- See impatiens.
    • The squirting cucumber. See under cucumber.
    • A name formerly placed on a few kinds of ulcerous cutaneous diseases, nevertheless now limited to Lupus exedens, an ulcerative affection of this nose.
    • In bot.:
    • A plant, Impatiens Noli-me-tangere.
    • A plant associated with genus Ecballium, the wild or squirting cucumber.
    • In medication, a lupus or epithelioma or other deteriorating ulcer for the face; more specifically, lupus of this nostrils.
    • A picture representing Jesus appearing to St. Mary Magdalene after his resurrection, as related in John xx.
    • a cancerous ulcer of soft muscle and bone

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