noun pl. nidi or niduses
- a nest, esp. one in which insects or spiders deposit their eggs
- a breeding place; specif.,
- a place where spores or seeds germinate
- a focus of infection
See nidus in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. ni·dus·es
or ni·di (-dī)
- A nest, especially one for the eggs of insects, spiders, or small animals.
- A cavity where spores develop.
- Pathology A central point or focus of bacterial growth in a living organism.
- A point or place at which something originates, accumulates, or develops, as the center around which salts of calcium, uric acid, or bile acid form calculi.
Origin: Latin nīdus; see sed- in Indo-European roots
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