Definition of nidation in English:

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Pronunciation: /nʌɪˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/


Another term for implantation.
Example sentences
  • If Price intended this, did he not, by intending that a nidation be prevented, either then or later, necessarily intend to induce abortion?
  • Reabsorption of these minute embryos due to lack of nidation will lead the dog owner to believe that conception did not occur when in fact it did.
  • It is essential for the nidation of the conceptus and is thought to inhibit myometrial contractility, thereby ensuring that the uterus is kept in a quiescent state throughout pregnancy.


Late 19th century: from Latin nidus 'nest' + -ation.

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