These flies are continually prowling about and prying into every corner, to find, by stealth, a nidus for their eggs.
It has indeed been much more than Shelley seems to have realized, the nidus of a love pure and wholesome, if not very passionate.
His post-mortem examinations led him to believe that the intestines were the nidus of the disease.
What would there be in his system which could furnish a nidus for its reception?
This thin but rough covering entangles stray particles, and thus by its own decay affords a nidus for a stronger growth.
It will not be difficult to induce me to give up the theory of the growth of shells, without their being the nidus of animals.
He taught that a depraved habit, by ill diet, &c., serves for a nidus wherein the variolous matter rests.
They seem to be flying about in the air with other germs, and have found a sort of nidus among my melancholy fancies.
Beyond the Kirghisians lodged a nidus of Bucharians, wild as the asses of Numidia.
To some of them was attached a nidus of eggs, which was deposited between the animal and the spire.
nidus ni·dus (nī'dəs)
n. pl. ni·dus·es or ni·di (-dī)
A central point or focus of bacterial growth in a living organism.
A nest, especially one for the eggs of insects, spiders, pathogenic organisms, or small animals.
A cavity where spores develop.
A point or place at which something originates, accumulates, or develops, as the center around which calculi form.