from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The silken cocoon in which the eggs of most spiders are deposited and in which they hibernate.
  • n. In earthworms, one of the reniform sacs which open into the funnel-shaped ends of the oviducts; a receptaculum ovorum.
  • n. In crustaceans, as some co-pepods, one of the pair of egg-containing receptacles at the hinder end of the body.


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