Nidamental Nid`a*men"tal, a. [L. nidamentum materials for a nest, fr. nidus nest. See {Nest}.] (Zo["o]l.) Of, pertaining to, or bearing, eggs or egg capsules; as, the nidamental capsules of certain gastropods; nidamental glands. See Illust. of {Dibranchiata}. [1913 Webster]

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