egg case


noun

Entomology. ootheca.
Entomology. egg sac.

Nearby words

  1. egg,
  2. egg albumin,
  3. egg and dart,
  4. egg and spoon race,
  5. egg apparatus,
  6. egg cell,
  7. egg cluster,
  8. egg coal,
  9. egg cream,
  10. egg cup

Origin of egg case

First recorded in 1840–50

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Science definitions for egg case

egg case

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