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nidus

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a place or environment that favors the development of something
  • a type of contact lens that proved to be a nidus of infection

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“Nidus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nidus. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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