cleidoic

[ klahy-doh-ik ]
/ klaɪˈdoʊ ɪk /

adjective Embryology.

isolated from the environment, as certain eggs enclosed within a shell or membrane.

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Origin of cleidoic

1930–35; <Greek kleido(ûn) to lock up (verbal derivative of kleís (genitive kleidós) bolt, key) + -ic
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