loricate

transitive verb
lor·​i·​cate | \ ˈlȯrəˌkāt, usually -āt+V \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of loricate

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to enclose in or cover with a protecting substance

loricate

adjective
lor·​i·​cate | \ -kə̇t, -ˌkāt, usually -t+V \
variants: or loricated \ ¦⸗⸗¦kātə̇d , -​ātə̇d \

Definition of loricate (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : having a lorica
2 [New Latin Loricata] : of or relating to the Loricata

loricate

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of loricate (Entry 3 of 3)

: a loricate animal

History and Etymology for loricate

Transitive verb

Latin loricatus, past participle of loricare to arm with a cuirass, from lorica cuirass, lorica

Adjective

Latin loricatus

Noun

New Latin Loricata

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“Loricate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loricate. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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