Ootheca

Egg packet secreted by some insects; may be covered with sclerotin.

Ootheca

An ootheca ə (pl. oothecae iː) is a type of egg mass made by any member of a variety of species (usually insects or mollusks). The word is a Latinized combination of oo-, meaning `egg`, from the Greek word ōon (cf. Latin ovum), and theca, meaning a `cover` or `container`, from the Greek theke. Ootheke is Greek for ovary. An ootheca usuall...
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Ootheca

• (n.) An egg case, especially those of many kinds of mollusks, and of some insects, as the cockroach. Cf. Ooecium.
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ootheca

<marine biology> An egg case, especially those of many kinds of mollusks, and of some insects, as the cockroach. Cf. Ooecium. ... Origin: NL, fr. Gr. An egg + a case. ... (19 Mar 1998) ...
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Ootheca

(pl., oothecae)
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Ootheca

An egg case formed by the secretions of accessory genital glands or oviducts, such as the purse-like structure carried around by cockroaches or the spongy mass in which mantids lay their eggs.
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Ootheca

An ootheca is a capsule containing eggs that is produced by some insects and molluscs.
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ootheca

ootheca (s), oothecae (pl) A type of egg mass made by any member of a variety of species (usually insects or mollusks). A gravid (pregnant) female praying mantis will produce a large foam mass, called an ootheca. This ootheca can contain up to 300 eggs, all protected in the foam sack. These oothecae can take up to five months to hatch, som...
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ootheca

Type: Term Pronunciation: ō-ō-thē′kă Definitions: 1. An egg case found in some lower animals. 2. Rarely used term for ovary.
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