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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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After mating, the process of nest building again started and this continued even after egg laying (Kour and Sahi, 2013).
This process continues until nest building starts after mid-February till end of March (Table I).
Finally, it is unknown how nest building influences ovulation in this species, but if required, this could further explain the rarity of nest reuse and restrict the chance of this behavior becoming more frequent (McGlothlin and Ketterson, 2008).
The Cattle Egrets started the nest building much before they had a mate and both the partners actively participated in nest building.
Nest building can be divided into three stages based on the major events and female resting periods.
Millions of these black and white storks pass through Palestine from Europe to Africa each year and some stay for spring, but there is no record of local nest building.
Out in the bays around Zakynthos, where the large numbers of loggerheads return to breed, curious tourists are taken out by local fishermen to spot the female turtles, as they gather about 100metres off shore to feed and gain strength for their night of nest building.
The brown-headed cowbirds of North America outsource nest building and chick raising.
They managed to capture the sights, the sounds, the smells, and most of all the dreams of this most innocent season, including young lads sniffing fragrant blossoms; ladies tooling up to build picture-perfect gardens; kids learning the mystery of sowing seeds and the springtime ritual of tree planting (not to mention the songbirds coming back from their winter vacations down south to another season of nest building, helped along by strings and yarn thoughtfully tossed out for them by schoolchildren).
We investigated the nest building behavior of Paraphidippus aurantia (Lucas 1833) (Salticidae) following the experimental destruction of their nests.
2 -- color) Two Argentinian swallows begin nest building on a structure at College of the Canyons.
Then a pair began nest building on the top of a pine tree just outside of Beddgelert in Gwynedd.