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nest

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

(nest)
A group or collection of similar objects.
See also: nidus
[A.S.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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(2, 12) In practice, ASTs demonstrate some features reminiscent of ordinary Spitz nevus, such as a spitzoid cytomorphology, epidermal hyperplasia, and/or a "raining down" vertical orientation of the junctional nests. There are also worrisome histologic features that overlap with melanoma, making a diagnosis of ordinary Spitz nevus untenable.