thecate

thecate

[thee-kit, -keyt]
adjective
having or being contained in a theca.

Origin:
1890–95; thec(a) + -ate1

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theca (ˈθiːkə)
 
n , pl -cae
1.  botany an enclosing organ, cell, or spore case, esp the capsule of a moss
2.  zoology a hard outer covering, such as the cup-shaped container of a coral polyp
 
[C17: from Latin thēca, from Greek thēkē case; related to Greek tithenai to place]
 
'thecal
 
adj
 
'thecate
 
adj

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