nidation

nidation

[nahy-dey-shuhn]
noun Embryology.
implantation of an embryo in the lining of the uterus.

Origin:
1870–75 for an earlier sense; nid(us) + -ation

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nidation (naɪˈdeɪʃən)
 
n
physiol another name for implantation
 
[from Latin nīdus nest]

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

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