theca

noun
the·​ca | \ˈthē-kə \
plural thecae\ˈthē-​ˌsē, -​ˌkē \

Definition of theca 

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

Other Words from theca

thecal \ˈthē-​kəl \ 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

noun
the·​ca | \ˈthē-kə \
plural thecae\ˈthē-​ˌsē, -​ˌkē \

Medical Definition of theca 

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

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