Colleterium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Colleterium (Zoöl) An organ of female insects, containing a cement to unite the ejected ova.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n colleterium In zoology, a glandular organ secreting a viscid or glutinous substance by which the ova are glued together, as in various insects; a colleterial gland. The oötheca or egg-case of the cockroach and other insects is probably secreted by the colleterium, which consists of several tubular glands in the abdomen opening into the oviduct.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Colletic

Usage

In literature:

Colleterial gland: see Colleterium.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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