cleidoic

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adjective clei·do·ic \klī-ˈdō-ik\

Definition of cleidoic

of an egg

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1931


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cleidoic

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adjective clei·do·ic \klī-ˈdō-ik\

Medical Definition of cleidoic

  1. 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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