nidification

noun
ni·​di·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌni-də-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce nidification (audio) , ˌnī- \

Definition of nidification

: the act, process, or technique of building a nest

First Known Use of nidification

1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nidification

Medieval Latin nidification-, nidificatio, from Latin nidificare to build a nest, from nidus nest

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“Nidification.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nidification. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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