What does nidicolous mean?

nidicolous in AZ Dictionary

(a) Remaining inside nest after hatching until grown or nearly cultivated. Used of a bird.
(a) revealing the nest of another types of animal: nidicolous mites.
(a) looking after remain in the nest or birthplace for a long period after delivery, due to dependence on the parents for feeding and security.
Abiding within the nest; noting those wild birds that are hatched in a more or less holploss problem and remain for a while in the nest; altricial: compared with nidifugous.

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