circa 1666, in the meaning defined above
New Latin, from Greek thēkē case — more at tick entry 4
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“Theca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theca. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.
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