nidation

[ nahy-dey-shuh n ]
/ naɪˈdeɪ ʃən /

noun Embryology.

implantation of an embryo in the lining of the uterus.

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Origin of nidation

1870–75 for an earlier sense; nid(us) + -ation

Words nearby nidation

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British Dictionary definitions for nidation

nidation
/ (naɪˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

physiol another name for implantation (def. 2)

Word Origin for nidation

from Latin nīdus nest
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Medical definitions for nidation

nidation
[ nī-dāshən ]

n.

The implantation of the early embryo in the uterine mucosa.
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