ootheca

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o·o·the·ca

(ō-ō-thē'kă),
1. An egg case found in some lower animals.
2. Rarely used term for ovary.
[G. ōon, egg, + thēkē, box, case]

ootheca

(ō′ə-thē′kə)
n. pl. oothe·cae (-sē)
The usually hardened egg case of certain invertebrates, such as a cockroach.

o′o·the′cal adj.

ootheca

a case around the eggs of some insects.
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Based upon a regression of egg number on oothecal mass (Eisenberg and Hurd 1977), this initial distribution yielded [approximately equal to]1300 nymphs per plot (treatment TSL), 4200 nymphs per plot (treatment TSM), and 12600 nymphs per plot (treatment TSH), with one-quarter of the total nymphs hatching at each of the four coordinates above.