nidus

Definitions of nidus
  1. noun
    a nest in which spiders or insects deposit their eggs
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    types:
    hornet's nest, hornets' nest, wasp's nest, wasps' nest
    habitation for wasps or hornets
    type of:
    nest
    a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  2. noun
    a central point or locus of an infection in an organism
    synonyms: focal point, focus
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    type of:
    point
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
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