Lorica



[luh-rahy-kuh, law-, loh-] /ləˈraɪ kə, lɔ-, loʊ-/

noun, plural loricae
[luh-rahy-see, -kee, law-, loh-] /ləˈraɪ si, -ki, lɔ-, loʊ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
Zoology. a hard protective case or sheath, as the protective coverings secreted by certain protists.
2.
a cuirass or corselet, originally of leather.
/lɒˈraɪkə/
noun (pl) -cae (-siː; -kiː)
1.
the hard outer covering of rotifers, ciliate protozoans, and similar organisms
2.
an ancient Roman cuirass of leather or metal

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