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ootheca

play
noun, oo·the·ca \ˌō-ə-ˈthē-kə\

Definition of ootheca

plural oothecae play \-ˈthē-(ˌ)kē, -(ˌ)sē\

  1. :  a firm-walled and distinctive egg case (as of a cockroach)

oothecal play \-ˈthē-kəl\ adjective


Origin of ootheca

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1856


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