Tangier disease Tan·gier disease (tān-jēr’)
An inheritable disorder of lipid metabolism characterized by almost complete absence from plasma of high-density lipoproteins, by storage of cholesterol esters in foam cells, and by enlargement of the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. Also called familial high-density lipoprotein disease.
noun 1. a former internationalized zone on the Strait of Gibraltar: became a part of Morocco 1956. Compare Morocco (def 1).
adjective, tangier, tangiest. 1. having a tang. adjective tangier, tangiest 1. having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aroma: a tangy sea breeze
noun 1. tanga.
verb (used with object), tangled, tangling. 1. to bring together into a mass of confusedly interlaced or intertwisted threads, strands, or other like parts; snarl. 2. to involve in something that hampers, obstructs, or overgrows: The bushes were tangled with vines. 3. to catch and hold in or as if in a net or snare. […]