thecate

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theca +‎ -ate

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thecate (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Having a theca, or outer sheath
    • 1974, Ronald Victor Tait, Robert S. De Santo, Elements of Marine Ecology[1], page 23:
      Others are thecate, covered with a strong wall of interlocking cellulose plates.

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