ootheca


oo·the·ca

noun \ˌō-ə-ˈthē-kə\
plural oo·the·cae \-ˈthē-(ˌ)kē, -(ˌ)sē\

Definition of OOTHECA

:  a firm-walled and distinctive egg case (as of a cockroach)
oo·the·cal \-ˈthē-kəl\ adjective

Origin of OOTHECA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1856

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