[nahy-duh s] /ˈnaɪ dəs/
noun, plural nidi
[nahy-dahy] /ˈnaɪ daɪ/ (Show IPA)
a nest, especially one in which insects, spiders, etc., deposit their eggs.
a place or point in an organism where a germ or other organism can develop or breed.
noun (pl) -di (-daɪ)
the nest in which insects or spiders deposit their eggs
(pathol) a focus of infection
a cavity in which plant spores develop
“nest, breeding place,” 1742, from Latin nidus “a nest,” from Old Latin *nizdus (see nest (n.)). Figurative use by 1807. Classical plural is nidi.
nidus ni·dus (nī’dəs)
n. pl. ni·dus·es or ni·di (-dī)
- Nidus avis
nidus avis nidus a·vis (ā’vĭs) n. A deep depression on each side of the inferior surface of the cerebellum in which the cerebellar tonsil rests. Also called nidus hirundinus.
[neet-vahl-duh n] /ˈnitˌvɑl dən/ noun 1. a demicanton of Unterwalden, in central Switzerland. 106 sq. mi. (275 sq. km). Capital: Stans.
1. National Institute of Education 2. newly industrializing economy
[nees] /nis/ noun 1. a daughter of a person’s brother or sister. 2. a daughter of a person’s spouse’s brother or sister. /niːs/ noun 1. a daughter of one’s sister or brother n. c.1300, from Old French niece “niece, granddaughter” (12c., Modern French nièce), earlier niepce, from Latin neptia (also source of Portuguese neta, Spanish […]