A product of the somatic follicle cell epithelium and a structure that supports the egg in a hostile environment, minimizing water loss whilst allowing gas exchanges essential for embryonic respiration[GO]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggshell http://amigo.geneontology.org/amigo/term/GO:0030703 ]

Synonyms: egg shell

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