egg case

See synonyms for egg case on
  1. Entomology. ootheca.

  2. Entomology. egg sac.

Origin of egg case

First recorded in 1840–50

Words Nearby egg case Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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Scientific definitions for egg case

egg case

  1. A protective capsule of certain animals, such as insects and mollusks, that contains eggs.

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