Definition of Oothecal
1. ootheca [adj] - See also: ootheca
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oothecal
oothecal (current term)
Literary usage of Oothecal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1889)
"By the time the egg has reached its full size, the yolk has assumed the highly differentiated structure best studied in the oothecal egg. ..."
2. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"... can slip her cleaver-like abdomen between the lips of the oothecal suture, and so right into the ootheca itself ; so hard and horny is the capsule that ..."
3. A Text-book of Entomology: Including the Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1898)
"The oothecal chamber soon becomes too small to contain all the constantly accumulating eggs, so the anal armature opens and allows the end of the capsule to ..."