Definition of oostegite in English:

oostegite

(also oöstegite)

noun

Zoology
  • A small plate-like process on certain thoracic coxae of female peracarid crustaceans, occurring in groups that form external brood pouches.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From oo- + -stegite.

Pronunciation

oostegite

/əʊˈɒstɪdʒʌɪt/