cleidoic

adjective
clei·​do·​ic | \ klī-ˈdō-ik How to pronounce cleidoic (audio) \

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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The first known use of cleidoic was in 1929

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“Cleidoic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cleidoic. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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cleidoic

adjective
clei·​do·​ic | \ klī-ˈdō-ik How to pronounce cleidoic (audio) \

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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