noun, plural ni·di [nahy-dahy]. /ˈnaɪ daɪ/.
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Origin of nidus
OTHER WORDS FROM nidusnidal, adjective
Words nearby nidus
Example sentences from the Web for nidus
These flies are continually prowling about and prying into every corner, to find, by stealth, a nidus for their eggs.Insect Architecture|James Rennie
Beyond the Kirghisians lodged a nidus of Bucharians, wild as the asses of Numidia.
They seem to be flying about in the air with other germs, and have found a sort of nidus among my melancholy fancies.Impressions of Theophrastus Such|George Eliot
What would there be in his system which could furnish a nidus for its reception?Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages|William Andrus Alcott
It has indeed been much more than Shelley seems to have realized, the nidus of a love pure and wholesome, if not very passionate.Shelley and the Marriage Question|John Todhunter