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cleidoic

[klahy-doh-ik] /klaɪˈdoʊ ɪk/
adjective, Embryology
1.
isolated from the environment, as certain eggs enclosed within a shell or membrane.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < Greek kleido(ûn) to lock up (verbal derivative of kleís (genitive kleidós) bolt, key) + -ic
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