oostegite

noun oos·te·gite \ōˈästəˌjīt\

Definition of oostegite

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of oostegite

o- + -stegite


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