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Meaning of TUNIC

Pronunciation:  'toonik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees
  2. [n]  an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue

TUNIC is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: adventitia, tunica
 See Also: albuginea, chiton, cloak, gymslip, kirtle, membrane, surcoat, tabard, tissue layer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tu"nic\, n. [L. tunica: cf. F. tunique.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) An under-garment worn by the ancient Romans
   of both sexes. It was made with or without sleeves,
   reached to or below the knees, and was confined at the
   waist by a girdle.

2. Any similar garment worm by ancient or Oriental peoples;
   also, a common name for various styles of loose-fitting
   under-garments and over-garments worn in modern times by
   Europeans and others.

3. (R. C. Ch.) Same as {Tunicle}.

4. (Anat.) A membrane, or layer of tissue, especially when
   enveloping an organ or part, as the eye.

5. (Bot.) A natural covering; an integument; as, the tunic of
   a seed.

6. (Zo["o]l.) See {Mantle}, n., 3
   (a) .

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Thin membranous or fibrous outer layers of a bulb or corm.