variants: or nema- or nemo-

Definition of nem-

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : thread nemathecium Nemichthys Nemocera
2 : nematode nemacide nemic


abbreviation, often not capitalized

Definition of NEM (Entry 2 of 2)

not elsewhere mentioned

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History and Etymology for nem-

Combining form

Greek & New Latin; New Latin nem-, nemo-, from Greek nēma

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“Nem-.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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very cautious or careful

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