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Meaning of THECA

Pronunciation:  'theeku

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  outer sheath of the pupa of certain insects
  2. [n]  a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule

THECA is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: sac
 See Also: case, cover, covering, natural covering, sheath



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\The"ca\, n.; pl. {Thec[ae]}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a case to put
anything in. See {Tick} a cover.]
1. A sheath; a case; as, the theca, or cell, of an anther;
   the theca, or spore case, of a fungus; the theca of the
   spinal cord.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) The chitinous cup which protects the hydranths of
       certain hydroids.
   (b) The more or less cuplike calicle of a coral.
   (c) The wall forming a calicle of a coral.