from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the plates which in some Crustacea inclose a cavity wherein the eggs are hatched.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An egg-covering or case for ova, formed in certain crustaceans, as amphipods and isopods, by a laminar expansion of the limbs of certain somites of the body. See Amphipoda, Isopoda, and cuts under Amphipoda and Amphilhoë.
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