- a pouch or cavity in certain animals, such as frogs and fishes, in which their eggs develop and hatch
- another name for marsupium
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Examples from the Web for brood pouch
Later it becomes a female, develops a brood-pouch, and produces eggs.
The summer eggs are carried by the female in a “brood-pouch” on the back.
In Cucumaria lvigata there is a brood-pouch, while in Synapta viviparia the young develop in the body-cavity.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
This brood-pouch is formed by a series of overlapping plates attached to the bases of the thoracic limbs.
The eggs are carried in a brood-pouch under the back of the carapace, and in this the embryos undergo their development.