Definition of ootheca in English:

ootheca

Line breaks: oo|theca
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊəˈθiːkə
 
/

noun (plural oothecae /-kiː/)

Entomology
The egg case of cockroaches, mantises, and related insects.

Origin

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

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