lorica

noun
lo·​ri·​ca | \ lə-ˈrī-kə How to pronounce lorica (audio) \
plural loricae\ lə-​ˈrī-​kē How to pronounce loricae (audio) , -​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)

Examples of lorica in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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The first known use of lorica was circa 1706

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“Lorica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lorica. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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lorica

noun
lo·​ri·​ca | \ lə-ˈrī-kə How to pronounce lorica (audio) \
plural loricae\ lə-​ˈrī-​ˌkē How to pronounce loricae (audio) , -​ˌsē How to pronounce loricae (audio) \

Medical Definition of lorica

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

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