Ootheca O`["o]*the"ca, n.; pl. {O["o]thec[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. w,'o`n an egg + ? a case.] (Zo["o]l.) An egg case, especially those of many kinds of mollusks, and of some insects, as the cockroach. Cf. {O[oe]cium}. [1913 Webster]

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