Loricata

plural noun (1)
Lor·​i·​ca·​ta | \ ˌlȯrəˈkätə, -ātə \

Definition of Loricata

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: any of several groups of animals with a lorica (as the armadillos or the loricate rotifers)

Loricata

plural noun (2)
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Definition of Loricata (Entry 2 of 4)

: an order of large long-tailed reptiles (as alligators, crocodiles, gavials) having four limbs adapted to swimming or walking, a tough skin stiffened with bony plates and horny epidermal scales, teeth implanted in sockets and confined to the margins of the jaws, the quadrate bone immovably fixed to the skull, and the heart completely four-chambered

Loricata

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Definition of Loricata (Entry 3 of 4)

taxonomic synonym of amphineura

Loricata

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Definition of Loricata (Entry 4 of 4)

taxonomic synonym of palinura

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History and Etymology for Loricata

Plural noun (1)

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of loricatus

Plural noun (2)

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of loricatus

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of loricatus

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of loricatus

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“Loricata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Loricata. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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