Meaning of lorica

lo•ri•ca

Pronunciation: (lu-rī'ku, lô-, lō-), [key]
— pl. -cae
  1. a hard protective case or sheath, as the protective coverings secreted by certain protists.
  2. a cuirass or corselet, originally of leather.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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