lorica

noun
lo·ri·ca | \lə-ˈrī-kə \
plural loricae\lə-ˈrī-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)

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The chainmail design, known as the lorica hamata locally, is meant to give off the impression of a suit of armour as the players enter the pitch. SI.com, "AS Roma Unveil New Nike 2018/19 Home Kit With Historic Roman Military Design," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of lorica

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lorica

Latin

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lorica

noun
lo·ri·ca | \lə-ˈrī-kə \
plural loricae\lə-ˈrī-ˌkē, -ˌsē \

Medical Definition of lorica 

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

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