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theca

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noun the·ca \ˈthē-kə\

Definition of theca

plural

thecae

play \ˈthē-ˌsē, -ˌkē\
  1. :  an enveloping sheath or case of an animal or animal part

thecal

play \ˈthē-kəl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of theca

New Latin, from Greek thēkē case — more at tick


First Known Use: circa 1666


Medical Dictionary

theca

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noun the·ca \ˈthē-kə\

Medical Definition of theca

plural

thecae

\ˈthē-ˌsē, -ˌkē\play play
  1. :  an enveloping case or sheath (as the theca folliculi) of an anatomical part




Learn More about theca

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of theca Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about theca


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