theca

noun the·ca \ ˈthē-kə \

Definition of theca

plural thecae play \ˈthē-ˌsē, -ˌkē\
: an enveloping sheath or case of an animal or animal part

thecal

play \ˈthē-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of theca

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


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theca

noun the·ca \ ˈthē-kə \

medical Definition of theca

plural thecae play \ˈthē-ˌsē, -ˌkē\
: an enveloping case or sheath (as the theca folliculi) of an anatomical part

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