egg case


noun

Entomology. ootheca.
Entomology. egg sac.

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Origin of egg case

First recorded in 1840–50
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Scientific 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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