loricate

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Etymology 1[edit]

An adaptation of lōrīcāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Latin lōrīcō.

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loricate ‎(third-person singular simple present loricates, present participle loricating, simple past and past participle loricated)

  1. (transitive) To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute, a crust, coating, or plates.
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Etymology 2[edit]

An adaptation of the Latin lōrīcātus.

Adjective[edit]

loricate ‎(not comparable)

  1. (microbiology) Possessing an enclosing shell or test.
  2. (zoology) Of or pertaining to the Loricata, a group of rotifers.
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  • (possessing a shell or test): shelled
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Noun[edit]

loricate ‎(plural loricates)

  1. (zoology) Any animal covered with bony scales, such as the crocodile or pangolin.
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Latin[edit]

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Verb[edit]

lōrīcāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of lōrīcō

Adjective[edit]

lōrīcāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of lōrīcātus