Origin of egg case
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for egg case
How the cockroach deposits its egg-case; a study in insect behavior.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
A similar structure, as the egg-case of spiders, earthworms, etc.A Guide for the Study of Animals
This egg-case is not wholly filled with eggs but has a considerable air-chamber in it, causing it to float.
They remain for a short time after hatching in the egg-case, feeding on each other!
One egg-case of a ray may sometimes contain several eggs and develop several young.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
- A protective capsule of certain animals, such as insects and mollusks, that contains eggs.
- See egg sac.
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