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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 and Etymology of ootheca

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1856


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