loricate

loricate

[lawr-i-keyt, -kit, lor-]
adjective Zoology.
covered with a lorica.
Also, loricated.


Origin:
1615–25; < Latin lōrīcātus. See lorica, -ate1

lorication, noun
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lorica (lɒˈraɪkə)
 
n , pl -cae
1.  the hard outer covering of rotifers, ciliate protozoans, and similar organisms
2.  an ancient Roman cuirass of leather or metal
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin: leather cuirass; related to lōrum thong]
 
loricate
 
adj
 
'loricated
 
adj

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