oostegite

noun
oos·​te·​gite | \ ōˈästəˌjīt \
plural -s

Definition of oostegite

: a platelike expansion of the basal segment of a thoracic appendage in many crustaceans that helps to form a receptacle for the eggs

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Other Words from oostegite

oostegitic \ (¦)ō¦ästə¦jitik \ adjective

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o- + -stegite

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“Oostegite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oostegite. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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