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cleidoic egg

/ (klaɪˈdəʊɪk) /
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noun
the egg of birds and insects, which is enclosed in a protective shell limiting the exchange of water, gases, etc
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Word Origin for cleidoic egg

C20: from Greek kleidoun to lock up, from kleid-, kleis key
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