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ootheca Syllabification: o·o·the·ca
Pronunciation: /ˌōəˈTHēkə/

Definition of ootheca in English:

noun (plural oothecae-ˌsē-ˌkē)



Mid 19th century: from oo- 'of an egg' + Greek thēkē 'receptacle'.

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