Pronunciation: ni'dus, ni'di
- A nest.
- The nucleus or central point of origin of a nerve.
- A focus of infection.
- The nucleus of a crystal; the coalescence of molecules or small particles that is the beginning of a crystal or similar solid deposit.
- The focus of reduced density at the center of an osteoid osteoma, on bone radiographs.
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