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brood pouch

[′brüd ‚pau̇ch]
(vertebrate zoology)
A pouch of an animal body where eggs or embryos undergo certain stages of development.
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In inhospital conditions, mating spiny water fleas produce "resting eggs" that are first carried in the females' brood pouches and later released to sink to lake sediments, where they lie dormant until the water warms in spring or summer.
Also, these trilobites had brood pouches, Fortey says.
The brood pouches would have helped young trilobites survive.