Meaning of NIDICOLOUS in English


(ˈ)nī|dikələs adjective

Etymology: Latin nidi- (from nidus nest) + English -colous

1. : reared for a time in a nest : altricial — compare nidifugous

2. : living in a nest ; especially : sharing the nest of another kind of animal

some beetles are nidicolous with ants

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