noun, plural ni·di [nahy-dahy] /ˈnaɪ daɪ/.
Origin of nidus
Examples from the Web for nidus
Historical Examples of nidus
This thin but rough covering entangles stray particles, and thus by its own decay affords a nidus for a stronger growth.The Dwelling House
George Vivian Poore
These flies are continually prowling about and prying into every corner, to find, by stealth, a nidus for their eggs.Insect Architecture
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
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
Beyond the Kirghisians lodged a nidus of Bucharians, wild as the asses of Numidia.
noun plural -di (-daɪ)
Word Origin for nidus
"nest, breeding place," 1742, from Latin nidus "a nest," from Old Latin *nizdus (see nest (n.)). Figurative use by 1807. Classical plural is nidi.