ootheca[ō′ō t̸hē′kə, ō′ə-]
ootheca definition by Webster's New World
noun pl. oothecae
an egg case, as of certain mollusks and insects
Origin: Modern Latin ; from oo- plush Classical Greek thēkē: see theca
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- oothecal adjective
ootheca definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. o·o·the·cae
The egg case of certain insects and mollusks.
- oˌo·theˈcal adjective