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tunic

[too-nik, tyoo-] /ˈtu nɪk, ˈtyu-/
noun
1.
Chiefly British. a coat worn as part of a military or other uniform.
2.
a gownlike outer garment, with or without sleeves and sometimes belted, worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
3.
a woman's upper garment, either loose or close-fitting and extending over the skirt to the hips or below.
4.
a garment with a short skirt, worn by women for sports.
5.
Ecclesiastical. a tunicle.
6.
Anatomy, Zoology. any covering or investing membrane or part, as of an organ.
7.
Botany. an integument, as that covering a seed.
Origin
900
before 900; (< French tunique) < Latin tunica; perhaps also continuing Old English tunece, tunica < Latin
Related forms
subtunic, noun
supertunic, noun
undertunic, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for under tunic

tunic

/ˈtjuːnɪk/
noun
1.
any of various hip-length or knee-length garments, such as the loose sleeveless garb worn in ancient Greece or Rome, the jacket of some soldiers, or a woman's hip-length garment, worn with a skirt or trousers
2.
(anatomy, botany, zoology) a covering, lining, or enveloping membrane of an organ or part See also tunica
3.
(mainly RC Church) another word for tunicle
Word Origin
Old English tunice (unattested except in the accusative case), from Latin tunica
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Word Origin and History for under tunic

tunic

n.

c.1600, from Middle French tunique, from Latin tunica (cf. Spanish tunica, Italian tonica, Old English tunece, Old High German tunihha), probably from a Semitic source (cf. Hebrew kuttoneth "coat," Aramaic kittuna).

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under tunic in Medicine

tunic tu·nic (tōō'nĭk, tyōō'-)
n.
A coat or layer enveloping an organ or a part; tunica.

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