egg-case

egg case

noun
1.
Entomology, ootheca.
2.
Entomology, egg sac.

Origin:
1840–50

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To egg-case
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
egg case  
  1. A protective capsule of certain animals, such as insects and mollusks, that contains eggs.

  2. See egg sac.


The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature