[nahy-dey-shuh n]

noun Embryology.

implantation of an embryo in the lining of the uterus.

Origin of nidation

1870–75 for an earlier sense; nid(us) + -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for nidation



physiol another name for implantation (def. 2)

Word Origin for nidation

from Latin nīdus nest
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nidation in Medicine




The implantation of the early embryo in the uterine mucosa.
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