Ootheca | definition of ootheca by Medical dictionary
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1. An egg case found in some lower animals.
2. Rarely used term for ovary.
[G. ōon, egg, + thēkē, box, case]
n. pl. oothe·cae (-sē)
The usually hardened egg case of certain invertebrates, such as a cockroach.
ootheca a case around the eggs of some insects.
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Propoxur is also known to cause greater ootheca
detachment and reduced hatchability thereafter and therefore has a higher efficacy against cockroaches (22).
Adult females were discarded after their ootheca
hatched and second and third instars were held until use in a trial.
Nest material categories were fibers (plant materials <2 mm in thickness), straw (plant material >2 mm in thickness), silk (spider webs, oothecas
, and diverse kinds of cocoons), and root or leaf fragments (independent of plant species).