lorica

noun

lo·​ri·​ca lə-ˈrī-kə How to pronounce lorica (audio)
plural loricae lə-ˈrī-kē How to pronounce lorica (audio) -ˌsē How to pronounce lorica (audio)
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, 11 May 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Latin

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

lorica

noun
lo·​ri·​ca lə-ˈrī-kə How to pronounce lorica (audio)
plural loricae lə-ˈrī-ˌkē How to pronounce lorica (audio) -ˌsē How to pronounce lorica (audio)
: a hard protective case or shell (as of a rotifer)

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