loricate definition

  • adjective:
    • Possessing an enclosing shell or test.
    • Of or related to the Loricata, a small grouping of rotifers.
    • Covered with a shell or exterior made from plates somewhat like a coat of post, as with the armadillo.
  • noun:
    • Any pet covered with bony machines, like the crocodile or pangolin.
    • An animal covered with bony machines, as crocodiles among reptiles, as well as the pangolins among mammals.
    • A loricated animal; a part associated with the Loricata in every feeling.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to pay for with a few safeguarding substance, much like lute{1}, a crust, finish, or plates.
  • others:
    • to pay for with any material that serves as a protection or security. See lorica.
    • Covered with defensive armor or with any protective covering.
    • comprising overlapping plates; having a pattern as of overlapping plates; imbricated: an epithet due to the mistaken idea that the lorica was essentially an imbricated coating.
    • Having a lorica; loricated; inclosed in a shell, situation, or some tough covering resembling a corselet or coat of mail.

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