lorica


lo·ri·ca

noun \lə-ˈrī-kə\
plural lo·ri·cae\-kē, -ˌsē\

Definition of LORICA

1
:  a Roman cuirass of leather or metal
2
[New Latin, from Latin] :  a hard protective case or shell (as of a rotifer)

Origin of LORICA

Latin
First Known Use: circa 1706

Rhymes with LORICA

lo·ri·ca

noun \lə-ˈrī-kə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lo·ri·cae \lə-ˈrī-ˌkē, -ˌsē\

Medical Definition of LORICA

: a hard protective case or shell (as of a rotifer)

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