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 and Etymology of 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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