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Line breaks: oo|theca
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊəˈθiːkə

Definition of ootheca in English:

noun (plural oothecae /-kiː/)



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

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