Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The part of the oviduct of certain trematode worms in which the ova are completed and furnished with a shell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The part of the oviduct of certain trematode worms in which the ova are completed and furnished with a shell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In some Trematoda, a dilated portion of the uterus into which the oviduct opens and in which the egg is fertilized, acquires its investment of yolk, and is provided with a shell.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The ootype leads into the uterus which runs into the genital atrium and gonopore.

    Platyhelminthes

  • The female organs consist of a single ovary and oviduct which leads into a small sac called the ootype.

    Platyhelminthes

  • Eggs are fertilized in the oviduct or ootype and the egg capsule that develops pass along the uterus where embryonic development begins and eventual release into the environment.

    Platyhelminthes

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  • Yay, another word starting with oo! (The search function here is not really functional, but that way it becomes more of a treasure hunt...)

    February 10, 2012