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nidus

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noun ni·dus \ˈnī-dəs\

Definition of nidus

plural ni·di play \ˈnī-ˌdī\ or ni·dus·es

  1. 1 :  a nest or breeding place; especially :  a place or substance in an animal or plant where bacteria or other organisms lodge and multiply

  2. 2 :  a place where something originates, develops, or is located



Examples of nidus

  1. <a type of contact lens that proved to be a nidus of infection>



Origin of nidus

New Latin, from Latin


First Known Use: 1742

Rhymes with nidus


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nidus

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noun ni·dus \ˈnī-dəs\

Medical Definition of nidus

plural ni·di \-ˌdī\play or ni·dus·es

  1. :  a place where something originates or is fostered or develops; specifically :  the point of origin or focus of an infection or disease process




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