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

Definition of NIDUS

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


noun ni·dus \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


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