epitheca

noun epi·theca \ "+ \

Definition of epitheca

1 :an external calcareous layer investing the lower portion of the theca of many corals
2 :the outer or upper half or valve of the diatom frustule — compare hypotheca

epithecal

\"+\ or epithecate \"+\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of epitheca

New Latin, from epi- + -theca


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