Lorica meaning

lô-rī'kə, lō-
A protective external shell or case, as of a rotifer or any of certain other microscopic organisms.
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A cuirass or corselet worn by Roman soldiers.
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The cuirass worn by a soldier of ancient Rome.
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A hard, protective shell or other covering around certain invertebrates.
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A protective external shell or case, as of a rotifer or any of certain other microscopic organisms.
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(historical) A cuirass, originally of leather, afterward of plates of metal or horn sewed on linen or the like.
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(zoology) The protective case or shell of an infusorian or rotifer.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of lorica

  • Latin lōrīca leather cuirass perhaps from lōrum thong
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin, literally "a corselet of thongs", from lorum (“thong").
    From Wiktionary