hypothecal

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hypotheca +‎ -al

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hypothecal (not comparable)

  1. (microbiology, planktology) Of or pertaining to the hypotheca, the lower half of the shell of certain types of plankton
    • 1978, Harold Charles Bold & Michael James Wynne, Introduction to the Algae: Structure and Reproduction[1], ISBN 0134777867, page 441:
      Two of the four hypothecal plates are very much enlarged.

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