Loricate Lor"i*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Loricated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Loricating}.] [L. loricatus, p. p. of loricare to clothe in mail, to cover with plastering, fr. lorica a leather cuirass, a plastering, fr. lorum thong.] To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute[1], a crust, coating, or plates. [1913 Webster]

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  • Loricate — Lor i*cate, a. [See {Loricate}, v.] Covered with a shell or exterior made of plates somewhat like a coat of mail, as in the armadillo. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loricate — ● loricate nom masculin Synonyme de amphineure. ● loricate (synonymes) nom masculin Synonymes : amphineure …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Loricate — Lor i*cate, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An animal covered with bony scales, as crocodiles among reptiles, and the pangolins among mammals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loricate — adj. [L. lorica, corselet] To cover with a protective coating or crust …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • loricate — lorication, n. /lawr i kayt , kit, lor /, adj. Zool. covered with a lorica. Also, loricated. [1615 25; < L loricatus. See LORICA, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • loricate — adjective a) Possessing an enclosing shell or test. b) Of or pertaining to the Loricata, a group of rotifers. Syn: shelled …   Wiktionary

  • loricate — lor·i·cate (lorґĭ kāt) enclosed in a lorica …   Medical dictionary

  • loricate — adj. protected by a sheath or covering (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loricate — lor·i·cate …   English syllables

  • loricate — /ˈlɔrəkeɪt/ (say lawruhkayt) adjective covered with a lorica. Also, loricated …   Australian English dictionary

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