Word of the Day – Nov. 5 – Nidus

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Noun: Nidus (NYE-dus)

Definition:

1. A nest or breeding place; especially, a place or substance in an animal or plant where bacteria or other organisms lodge and multiply.

2. A place where something originates, develops, or is located.

Sample sentence: The neighborhood had long been a nidus of crime and vice, but community policing and other interventions have done much to reduce the crime rate in recent years.

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