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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n noli-me-tangere a cancerous ulcer of soft tissue and bone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Noli-me-tangere (Med) A name formerly applied to several varieties of ulcerous cutaneous diseases, but now restricted to Lupus exedens, an ulcerative affection of the nose.
    • Noli-me-tangere (Bot) Any plant of a genus of herbs (Impatiens) having capsules which, if touched when ripe, discharge their seeds. -- See Impatiens.
    • Noli-me-tangere (Bot) The squirting cucumber. See under Cucumber.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n noli-me-tangere In bot.:
    • n noli-me-tangere A plant, Impatiens Noli-me-tangere.
    • n noli-me-tangere A plant of the genus Ecballium, the wild or squirting cucumber.
    • n noli-me-tangere In medicine, a lupus or epithelioma or other eroding ulcer of the face; more especially, lupus of the nose.
    • n noli-me-tangere A picture representing Jesus appearing to St. Mary Magdalene after his resurrection, as related in John xx.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Noli-me-tangere (nō′lī-mē-tan′je-rē) the wild cucumber: lupus of the nose: a picture showing Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene, as in John xx
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., touch me not
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. nolle, to be unwilling, velle, to be willing, tangĕre, to touch, prosequi, to prosecute.


In literature:

Warren pictures a case of noli-me-tangere, a destructive type of epithelial carcinoma.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The instinctive cry of the female in anger is noli me tangere.
"What's Wrong With The World" by G.K. Chesterton
She's a noli me tangere in my flesh, which I cannot bear to be touched or tampered with.
"The Expedition of Humphry Clinker" by Tobias Smollett
To Christo et Ecclesiae, she has a right; to Noli me tangere, she has none.
"Gala-days" by Gail Hamilton
The most insignificant trifle affected him; he was a noli me tangere.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
The House where Rizal Completed "Noli Me Tangere" From a photograph.
"Lineage, Life and Labors of Jose Rizal: Philippine Patriot" by Austin Craig
Noli me tangere, 158.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
A stop-knob bearing the inscription, "Noli me tangere" (touch me not), was attached to the console.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
Jose Rizal, in his "Noli me tangere" hints that the real Pascual was a friar.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Her bow was very gracious, and said much; but "noli me tangere" was part of its eloquence.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
For absolute delight in colour let us turn to a picture like the "Noli me tangere" of the National Gallery.
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
Noli me tangere, 134.
"Michelangelo" by Romain Rolland
It was in this latter country that he produced his first novel, Noli Me Tangere.
"A History of the Philippines" by David P. Barrows
NOLI ME TANGERE (L.), don't touch me.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
The "Noli Me Tangere," also in the National Gallery, represents Christ with Mary Magdalene on her knees before him.
"Famous European Artists" by Sarah K. Bolton