noun, plural ni·di [nahy-dahy] /ˈnaɪ daɪ/.
Origin of nidus
Examples 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
British Dictionary definitions for nidus
noun plural -di (-daɪ)
Word Origin for nidus
Word Origin and History 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.