theca

noun
the·​ca | \ ˈthē-kə How to pronounce theca (audio) \
plural thecae\ ˈthē-​ˌsē How to pronounce theca (audio) , -​ˌkē \

Definition of theca

: an enveloping sheath or case of an animal or animal part

Other Words from theca

thecal \ ˈthē-​kəl How to pronounce theca (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of theca

circa 1666, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for theca

New Latin, from Greek thēkē case — more at tick entry 4

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The first known use of theca was circa 1666

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“Theca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theca. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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theca

noun
the·​ca | \ ˈthē-kə How to pronounce theca (audio) \
plural thecae\ ˈthē-​ˌsē How to pronounce theca (audio) , -​ˌkē How to pronounce theca (audio) \

Medical Definition of theca

: an enveloping case or sheath (as the theca folliculi) of an anatomical part

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