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nidus

 [ni´dus] (L.)
1. a nest or cluster.
2. the point of origin or focus of a disease process.
3. nucleus (def. 2). adj., adj ni´dal.

ni·dus

, pl.

ni·di

(nī'dŭs, nī'dī),
1. A nest.
2. The nucleus or central point of origin of a nerve.
3. A focus of infection.
4. The nucleus of a crystal; the coalescence of molecules or small particles that is the beginning of a crystal or similar solid deposit.
5. The focus of reduced density at the center of an osteoid osteoma, on bone radiographs.
[L. nest]

nidus

/ni·dus/ (ni´dus) pl. ni´di   [L.]
1. the point of origin or focus of a morbid process.
2. nucleus (2).

nidus a´vis  a depression in the cerebellum between the posterior velum and uvula.

nidus

(nī′dəs)
n. pl. ni·duses or ni·di (-dī)
1. A central point or focus of infection by bacteria or other pathogens.
2. A point or place at which something originates, accumulates, or develops, such as the center around which a calculus forms.

nidus

[nī′dəs]
Etymology: L, nest
a point or origin, focus, or nucleus of a disease process.

ni·dus

, pl. nidi (nī'dŭs, -dī)
1. A nest.
2. The nucleus or central point of origin of a nerve.
3. A focus of infection.
4. The coalescence of molecules or small particles that is the beginning of a crystal or similar solid deposit.
5. The focus of reduced density at the center of an osteoid osteoma, on bone radiographs.
[L. nest]

nidus

A localized collection, or focus, of infective organisms. From the Latin nidus , a nest.

nidus

focus, e.g. a small defined area

ni·dus

, pl. nidi (nī'dŭs, -dī)
1. A nest.
2. Nucleus or central point of origin of a nerve.
3. Focus of infection.
[L. nest]

nidus (nī´dus),

n the focal point; an originating position or nucleus.

nidus

pl. nidi [L.]
1. a nest; point of origin or focus of a morbid process, e.g. a urolith, a local infection.
2. nucleus (2).