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nest

(nest),
A group or collection of similar objects.
See also: nidus.
[A.S.]

nest

(nest) a small mass of cells foreign to the area in which it is found.
junctional nest  a nest of dysplastic cells seen at the dermoepidermal junction as part of a junctional nevus.

nest

(nĕst)
n.
a. A structure or shelter made or used by a bird to hold its eggs during incubation and to house its young until fledged.
b. A structure or shelter in which other animals, such as reptiles, fish, or insects, deposit their eggs or tend their young.
c. A structure or complex built by ants, termites, or other social animals to house a colony.
d. A number of insects, birds, or other animals occupying a nest: attacked by a nest of hornets.
v. nested, nesting, nests
v.intr.
To build or occupy a nest.

nest

(nest)
A group or collection of similar objects.
See also: nidus
[A.S.]

nest

1. the bed or shelter constructed by a bird for deposition of its eggs and rearing of its young.
2. a bed prepared by an animal.
3. an accumulation of cells in a foreign location.

nest building
a signal of oncoming broodiness in female birds and of imminent parturition in some mammals.
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