Meaning of nidification in English:


Pronunciation /ˌnɪdɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


mass nounZoology
  • Nest-building.

    ‘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.’


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