Definition of nidamental in English:

nidamental

adjective

  • Zoology. Serving as, or relating to, a receptacle for the ova of a marine invertebrate, especially a mollusc..

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Todd's Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology. From classical Latin nīdāmentum, attested in plural in the sense ‘nesting materials’ + -al.

Pronunciation

nidamental

/nʌɪdəˈmɛntl/