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brood pouch

noun
  1. a pouch or cavity in certain animals, such as frogs and fishes, in which their eggs develop and hatch
  2. another name for marsupium
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Historical Examples

  • Later it becomes a female, develops a brood-pouch, and produces eggs.

    The Life of Crustacea

    William Thomas Calman

  • 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 Life of Crustacea

    William Thomas Calman

  • The eggs are carried in a brood-pouch under the back of the carapace, and in this the embryos undergo their development.

    The Life of Crustacea

    William Thomas Calman