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nidation

[nahy-dey-shuh n] /naɪˈdeɪ ʃən/
noun, Embryology
1.
implantation of an embryo in the lining of the uterus.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75 for an earlier sense; nid(us) + -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for nidation

nidation

/naɪˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(physiol) another name for implantation (sense 2)
Word Origin
from Latin nīdus nest
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nidation in Medicine

nidation ni·da·tion (nī-dā'shən)
n.
The implantation of the early embryo in the uterine mucosa.

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