Niemann-Pick cell Nie·mann-Pick cell (nē’män’-)
A rounded or polygonal mononuclear cell with indistinctly or palely staining, foamlike cytoplasm that contains numerous droplets of sphingomyelin; it is characteristic of Niemann-Pick disease. Also called Pick cell.
- Niemann-Pick disease
[nee-muh n-pik] /ˈni mənˈpɪk/ noun, Pathology. 1. a rare, hereditary lipid-storage disease, occurring primarily among Ashkenazic Jews, in which abnormal lipid metabolism results in enlargement of the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes, and in progressive mental and physical deterioration. Niemann-Pick disease n. An inherited disorder of lipid metabolism characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and enlargement and […]
[nee-muh n; Polish nye-men] /ˈni mən; Polish ˈnyɛ mɛn/ noun 1. a river in the W Soviet Union in Europe, flowing into the Baltic: called Memel in its lower course. 565 miles (910 km) long. /ˈnjɛmɛn/ noun 1. the Polish name for the Neman
[nee-mahy-er] /ˈni maɪ ər/ noun 1. Oscar, 1907–2012, Brazilian architect. /ˈniːˌmaɪə/ noun 1. Oscar. 1907–2012, Brazilian architect. His work includes many buildings in Brasília, esp the president’s palace (1959) and the cathedral (1964)
[nee-mœ-luh r] /ˈni mœ lər/ noun 1. Martin [mahr-teen] /ˈmɑr tin/ (Show IPA), 1892–1984, German Lutheran clergyman: resisted Nazism.