See more synonyms for ootheca on Thesaurus.com noun, plural o·o·the·cae [oh-uh-thee-see] /ˌoʊ əˈθi si/.
- a case or capsule containing eggs, as that of certain gastropods and insects.
Origin of ootheca
Related formso·o·the·cal, adjective
From New Latin,
dating back to 1850–55;
see origin at oo-
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for ootheca
Derived Formsoothecal, adjective
- a capsule containing eggs that is produced by some insects and molluscs
C19: New Latin, from oo- + thēkē case
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