Definition of nidification in English:

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nidification

Pronunciation: /ˌnɪdɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun] Zoology
Nest-building.
Example sentences
  • April and July were the lowest nidification periods for Trypoxylon species.
  • The language of Wilson and Audubon is somewhat ambiguous, but may fairly be taken as implying the male bird's presence throughout the period of nidification.
  • When a raven is killed during nidification, the bereaved mate goes away, and after a short absence returns with another raven.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin nidificat- 'made into a nest' (from the verb nidificare, from nidus 'nest') + -ation.

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