oostegite

noun

oos·​te·​gite
ōˈästəˌjīt
plural -s
: a platelike expansion of the basal segment of a thoracic appendage in many crustaceans that helps to form a receptacle for the eggs
oostegitic
(¦)ō¦ästə¦jitik
adjective

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Etymology

o- + -stegite

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“Oostegite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oostegite. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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