ceratotheca

noun
cer·​a·​to·​the·​ca | \ ˌserətōˈthēkə \
plural ceratothecae\ -​ēˌsē \

Definition of ceratotheca

: the part of the integument of an insect pupa that covers the antenna

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Other Words from ceratotheca

ceratothecal \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦⸗kəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for ceratotheca

New Latin, from cerat- + theca

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“Ceratotheca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceratotheca. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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