What does ootheca mean?

Definitions for oothecaˌoʊ əˈθi kə

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  1. Ootheca

    An ootheca 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 in Greek means 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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ootheca in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ootheca in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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