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cleidoic

adjective clei·do·ic \klī-ˈdō-ik\

Definition of CLEIDOIC

of an egg
:  enclosed in a relatively impervious shell which reduces free exchange with the environment

Origin of CLEIDOIC

Greek kleidoun to fasten, lock in, from kleid-, kleis key — more at clavicle
First Known Use: 1931

cleidoic

adjective clei·do·ic \klī-ˈdō-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CLEIDOIC

of an egg :  enclosed in a relatively impervious shell which reduces free exchange with the environment <the eggs of birds are cleidoic>

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