nidus


ni·dus

noun \ˈnī-dəs\
plural ni·di \ˈnī-ˌdī\ or ni·dus·es

Definition of NIDUS

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
:  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

ni·dus

noun \ˈnī-dəs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ni·di \-ˌdī\ or ni·dus·es

Medical Definition of NIDUS

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: niece
Previous Word in the Dictionary: nidulus
All Words Near: nidus

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up nidus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More