cleidoic

cleidoic

An adjective of waning use, referring to isolation from its environment (e.g., a foetus, which cleidoic as it is isolated from the outside world).
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mutilata, as with other species of Gehyra, are cleidoic (calcified) and do not need environmental water (Bustard 1968); thus, once they are laid, they develop with little or no gas exchange across the shell.