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

First Known Use of cleidoic

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cleidoic

Greek kleidoun to fasten, lock in, from kleid-, kleis key — more at clavicle

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cleidoic

adjective
clei·​do·​ic | \klī-ˈdō-ik \

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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