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Meaning of "ootheca" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OOTHECA

New Latin, from oo- + thēkē case.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OOTHECA

ootheca  [ˌəʊəˈθiːkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OOTHECA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ootheca is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OOTHECA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ootheca

Ootheca

An ootheca /oʊ.əˈθiːkə/ is a type of egg mass made by any member of a variety of species. The word is a Latinized combination of oo-, meaning "egg", from the Greek word ōon, and theca, meaning a "cover" or "container", from the Greek theke. Ootheke is Greek for ovary. An ootheca usually contains many eggs surrounded by a foam of protein which may then harden into a tough casing for protection. Notable ootheca-making insects are the mantis and cockroach.

Definition of ootheca in the English dictionary

The definition of ootheca in the dictionary is a capsule containing eggs that is produced by some insects and molluscs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OOTHECA


bibliotheca
ˌbɪblɪəʊˈθiːkə
chica
ˈtʃiːkə
Dominica
ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə
epitheca
ˌɛpɪˈθiːkə
eureka
jʊˈriːkə
glyptotheca
ˌɡlɪptəʊˈθiːkə
hydrotheca
ˌhaɪdrəˈθiːkə
hypotheca
ˌhaɪpəʊˈθiːkə
loudspeaker
ˌlaʊdˈspiːkə
pinacotheca
ˌpɪnəkəʊˈθiːkə
rhamphotheca
ˌræmfəˈθiːkə
rhinotheca
ˌraɪnəʊˈθiːkə
seeker
ˈsiːkə
sneaker
ˈsniːkə
speaker
ˈspiːkə
spermatheca
ˌspɜːməˈθiːkə
spermatotheca
ˌspɜːmətəʊˈθiːkə
theca
ˈθiːkə
tika
ˈtiːkə
Topeka
təˈpiːkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OOTHECA

oose
oosperm
oosphere
oospore
oosporic
oosporous
Oostende
oosy
oothecae
oothecal
ootid
ooze
ooze leather
oozier
ooziest
oozily
ooziness
oozy

WORDS THAT END LIKE OOTHECA

Africa
America
areca
ca
caeca
ceca
circa
coca
Costa Rica
Fonseca
Gulf of Fonseca
Huesca
Jamaica
Luca
North America
Rebecca
Seneca
South Africa
South America
veronica

Synonyms and antonyms of ootheca in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ootheca» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OOTHECA

Find out the translation of ootheca to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ootheca from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ootheca» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卵鞘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ooteca
570 millions of speakers

English

ootheca
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ootheca
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مبيض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ootheca
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ooteca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ootheca
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ootheca
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ootheca
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ootheca
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

卵嚢
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

ootheca
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ootheca
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ootheca
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ootheca
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अहंकारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ootheca
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Ootheca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ootheca
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ootheca
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ootheca
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ootheca
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ootheca
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ootheca
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ootheca
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ootheca

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OOTHECA»

The term «ootheca» is normally little used and occupies the 148.150 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OOTHECA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ootheca

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OOTHECA»

Discover the use of ootheca in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ootheca and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Urban Insects and Arachnids: A Handbook of Urban Entomology
The ootheca contains about 32 eggs and hatching occurs in about 41 days at 25 °C. The ootheca surface has about 30 distinct longitudinal ridges extending from end to end. These ridges maybe responsive to environmental humidity, and ...
William H. Robinson, 2005
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Cockroaches: Ecology, Behavior, and Natural History
Ovoviviparous type A cockroaches typically produce a thin, soft, lightly colored ootheca that lacks a keel and which in some species only partially covers the eggs, particularly in later stages of gestation (Roth, 1968a) (Fig 7.5A); calcium oxalate ...
William J. Bell, Louis M. Roth, Christine A. Nalepa, 2007
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Plant-Arthropod Interactions in the Early Angiosperm ...
The fossil could be interpreted as a slightly deformed ootheca of a certain representative of cockroaches or praying mantises. The ootheca was apparently fossilized in oblique dorso-ventral position. Accepting this hypothesis, the longitudinal ...
Valentin Abramovich Krassilov, Valentin Krassilov, Alexandr Rasnitsyn, 2008
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The American Cockroach
15.3 The ootheca The ootheca, the communal egg case, resembles a small reddish-brown bean with a notched ridge (the crista ot keel) on one side (Fig. 15.2a,b). The hard ootheca provides the embryo with protection from mechanical trauma ...
William J. Bell, K.G. Adiyodi, 1981
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Animal Forms And Functions: Invertebrata
Fertilization and formation of ootheca: Spermatozoa in central chamber Layers { Outer Middle Inner Each ovariole produces a mature ovum. From the two ovaries the ova are released alternately into the vagina. Sixteen ova thus pass into the ...
P.Puranik, Asha Bhate, 2007
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The Evolution of Social Behaviour in Insects and Arachnids
In 'false' ovoviviparity, the ootheca is first extruded, as in oviparous taxa, but is retracted a short time later into a uterus (brood sac). The eggs develop inside the body of the mother and have sufficient yolk to complete development. Embryos ...
Jae C. Choe, Bernard J. Crespi, 1997
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The Insects: Structure and Function
_ground A reticular surface ' [by xtension of as' chorion ' ' - I1 Cm froth ' wall of 1m ootheca Figure 13.21 Oothecae. [a] Cockroach (Blatta). Left: lateral view of the ootheca; right: transverse section through the crest showing the passage by ...
R. F. Chapman, Stephen J. Simpson, Angela E. Douglas, 2013
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Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition
Cockroaches and mantids deposit their eggs within a thin-walled case ( cockroaches) or a hardened mass of froth (mantids) known as an ootheca, formed from secretions of the collateral glands. The mechanical and biochemical events ...
Monika Hilker, Torsten Meiners, 2008
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Fossil Behavior Compendium
Arthur J. Boucot, George O. Poinar, Jr. 3. Cockroaches produce their eggs in an egg capsule called an ootheca. The ootheca is formed when secretions produced by the cells of the oviduct glue together a group of eggs. The eggs are arranged ...
Arthur J. Boucot, George O. Poinar, Jr., 2011
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Evolution of the Insects
gonoplac gonapophysis VIM spermathecal opening C. roach (Lamproblatta) termite (Mastotermes) The deposition of eggs in the form of an ootheca is also a groundplan feature of the Dictyoptera. The ootheca is a hardened structure in which ...
David Grimaldi, Michael S. Engel, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OOTHECA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ootheca is used in the context of the following news items.
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10 Interesting Tidbits and Little Known Facts About Cockroaches
Some of the species' mothers will carry the ootheca attached to their bodies until the eggs are ready to hatch. In other cases, the female will ... «Guardian Liberty Voice, Jul 15»
2
In praise of the praying mantis
This liquid then hardens into a protective casing for the eggs called the ootheca. In spring, the nymphs hatch and hang on threads from the ... «Fond du Lac Reporter, May 15»
3
5 Eye Opening Facts About Cockroaches
Some cockroach mamas will remain with the ootheca attached, carrying it with them until the eggs are ready to hatch. In other cases, the female ... «Care2.com, Mar 15»
4
Watching Praying Mantis Eggs Hatch Is Disturbingly Awesome …
When placed in a warm location, the egg mass, called an ootheca, will produce up to 200 mantises. The babies resemble small, wingless ... «First to Know, Jan 15»
5
7 More Bug Myths Squashed: Giant Killer Insects, Flesh-Eating Beetles
Some species, like the German cockroach, will carry their ootheca on their abdomen until the eggs hatch. Madagascar hissing cockroaches will ... «NatGeo News Watch, Sep 14»
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[Annual Cockroach Issue] The Ugly American
The ootheca of the American cockroach is usually about 8 mm long and ... eggs per ootheca (egg case), compared to the German cockroach's ... «PCT Magazine, Jul 14»
7
'Vicious' New Praying Mantis Discovered in Rwanda
After fortuitously trapping a female from the leaf litter, the scientists got another lucky break: She laid an egg case (called an ootheca). «LiveScience.com, May 14»
8
Wanted Dead or Alive (No, Just Dead)
Or the egg sac (ootheca is the scientific term) of a Carolina mantis. Dr. Raupp, a bug lover if there ever was one, said, “It reminds me of a nice ... «New York Times, Nov 13»
9
Mantis on the mountain
Some commercial outlets sell mantis egg masses, or ootheca, to gardeners. Mantises do reproduce in the wild; mating is sometimes fatal for the ... «The River Reporter, Oct 13»
10
Praying mantis, or praying mantid (Mantodea)
Eggs are laid in a pod called an ootheca. An ootheca can contain between 30 and 300 eggs. A female mantis can lay up to 22 ootheca during ... «Springfield News-Leader, Aug 13»

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