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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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There also was a significant positive association between a male's length and the number of embryos in his brood pouch [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 5 OMITTED], which is not surprising given that larger males have larger brood pouches. The overall distribution of male mating success is given in Figure 6A.
The brood pouches of all pregnant males assayed appeared to be completely full of embryos.
(1993) mentioned the presence of juveniles in dorsal brood pouches. Feral et al.
Structural characteristics of marsupial brood pouches of the antarctic sea urchins Abatus nimrodi and Abatus shackletoni (Echinoidea: Spatangoida).
Fecundity, or egg production, was determined by chilling gravid animals (eggs were visible in brood pouches) to 8 [degrees] C.