egg capsule
noun see egg case

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • egg capsule — noun see egg case 1a * * * egg capsule, egg case or egg purse noun A protective covering in which the eggs of some animals are enclosed • • • Main Entry: ↑egg …   Useful english dictionary

  • egg-capsule — egg case …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • egg purse — egg capsule, egg case or egg purse noun A protective covering in which the eggs of some animals are enclosed • • • Main Entry: ↑egg egg purse see ↑egg capsule above. • • • Main Entry: ↑egg …   Useful english dictionary

  • Egg case (Chondrichthyes) — Egg case of a skate. An egg case or egg capsule, colloquially known as a mermaid s purse or devil s purse, is a casing that surrounds the fertilized eggs of some sharks, skates, and chimaeras. They are among the common objects which are washed up …   Wikipedia

  • egg case — noun 1. a. or egg capsule : a protective case enclosing eggs (as of certain insects and mollusks) : ootheca see sea necklace b. or …   Useful english dictionary

  • Egg (biology) — Bird eggs and others (click on image for key) …   Wikipedia

  • egg case — noun Date: 1847 a protective case enclosing eggs ; ootheca called also egg capsule …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • egg — egg1 eggless, adj. eggy, adj. /eg/, n. 1. the roundish reproductive body produced by the female of certain animals, as birds and most reptiles, consisting of an ovum and its envelope of albumen, jelly, membranes, egg case, or shell, according to… …   Universalium

  • Capsule (anatomy) — A capsule, in anatomy, is a cover or envelope partly or wholly surrounding a structure. Types of capsules include:* the shell of an egg (biology) * joint capsules every diarthrodial joint possesses a fibrous or ligamentous capsule, lined with… …   Wikipedia

  • egg case — noun a) A protective capsule that contains the eggs of some insects and molluscs b) The leathery egg of certain marine animals such as sharks and skate …   Wiktionary

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