Lorica Lo*ri"ca, n.; pl. {Loric[ae]}. [L., lit., a corselet of thongs, fr. lorum thong.] 1. (Anc. Armor) A cuirass, originally of leather, afterward of plates of metal or horn sewed on linen or the like. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) Lute[1] for protecting vessels from the fire. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The protective case or shell of an infusorian or rotifer. [1913 Webster]

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