Examples from the Web for nidicolous
Carnivorous, desmognathous, nidicolous, without functional caeca.
British Dictionary definitions for nidicolous
Word Origin for nidicolous
Word Origin and History for nidicolous
of birds, "bearing young which are helpless at birth," 1920, from Modern Latin Nidicolae (1894), from Latin nidus (see nest (n.)) + colere "to inhabit" (see colony). Contrasted to nidifugous birds (1902), whose young are well-developed and leave the nest at birth (from Latin fugere "to flee").