nidicolous

nidicolous

[nahy-dik-uh-luhs]
adjective
remaining in the nest for a period after hatching.
Compare nidifugous.


Origin:
1900–05; < Latin nīd- (stem of nīdus) nest + -i- + -colous

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nidicolous (nɪˈdɪkələs)
 
adj
(of young birds) remaining in the nest for some time after hatching
 
[C19: from Latin nīdus nest + colere to inhabit]

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