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Meaning of LORICA

Pronunciation:  low'rIku

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a hard protective sheath as secreted by certain protoctists e.g.
 

LORICA is a 6 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: case, sheath

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lo*ri"ca\, n.; pl. {Loric[ae]}. [L., lit., a corselet of
thongs, fr. lorum thong.]
1. (Anc. Armor) A cuirass, originally of leather, afterward
   of plates of metal or horn sewed on linen or the like.

2. (Chem.) Lute for protecting vessels from the fire.

3. (Zo["o]l.) The protective case or shell of an infusorian
   or rotifer.

 

 

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