Nidulant Nid"u*lant, a. [L. nidulans, p. pr.: cf. F. {Nidulant}.] 1. Nestling, as a bird in its nest. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Lying loose in pulp or cotton within a berry or pericarp, as in a nest. [1913 Webster]

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  • nidulant — nidulant, ante [nidylɑ̃, ɑ̃t] adj. ÉTYM. 1838; lat. nidulans, de nidulari « nicher », de nidus « nid ». → Nid. ❖ ♦ Zool. (Insectes). Qui construit un nid. || Guêpe nidulante …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nidulant — nidulant, ante (ni du lan, lan t ) adj. Terme de zoologie. Qui construit des nids.    Terme d anatomie. Membranes nidulantes, membranes vésiculeuses dans lesquelles certains animaux, tels que les crapauds, renferment leurs oeufs. ÉTYMOLOGIE… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • nidulant — ˈnijələnt adjective Etymology: Latin nidulant , nidulans, present participle of nidulari : embedded, nestling; specifically : lying free in a cavity …   Useful english dictionary

  • nidulant — nid·u·lant …   English syllables

  • nidatory —   a. pertaining to nests.    ♦ nidicolous, a. living in nests.    ♦ nidificate,    ♦ nidify, v.i. construct nest.    ♦ nidifugous, a. leaving nest at early stage.    ♦ nidology, n. study of nests.    ♦ nidulant, a. nestling.    ♦ nidus, n. (pl.… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • nidulate — ˈnijəˌlāt adjective Etymology: Latin nidulatus, past participle of nidulari to make a nest, from nidulus small nest, diminutive of nidus nest more at nest : nidulant …   Useful english dictionary

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