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Nidus

Definition
noun, plural: niduses or nidi
(1) A nest for insects or small animals; a breeding place.
(2) A locus of infection in an organism.
(3) An originating point for a phenomenon.
Supplement
Word origin: Latin n─źdus.
Synonym:

Related terms:

  • Nidus avis
  • Nidus hirundinis


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