brood chamber


brood chamber
1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
a. In Cladocera, a dorsal space between the trunk and enveloping carapace containing developing eggs and newly hatched young. b. In Peracarida, a space arising from the coxae of the thoracic limbs, forming a marsupium in which eggs develop directly, without external metamorphosis.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
3. (BRYOZOA)
a. In Gymnolaemata, water-filled space partly enclosed by the body wall of one or more polymorphs, in which embryos grow during development; see ovicell. b. In Stenolaemata, a zooidal or extrazooidal internal coelomic chamber that encloses eggs developing into larvae.
4. (ECHINODERMATA)
see marsupium.
5. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
In female Argonauta , a beautiful, calcareous, bivalve case secreted by the two dorsal arms into which the eggs are deposited; females retain and usually remain with the posterior of her body in the case; when disturbed, she withdraws completely into the retreat.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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