from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Possessing an enclosing shell or test.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Loricata, a group of rotifers.
  • n. Any animal covered with bony scales, such as the crocodile or pangolin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Covered with a shell or exterior made of plates somewhat like a coat of mail, as in the armadillo.
  • n. An animal covered with bony scales, as crocodiles among reptiles, and the pangolins among mammals.
  • transitive v. To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute{1}, a crust, coating, or plates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cover with any material that serves as a protection or defense. See lorica.
  • Covered with defensive armor or with any defensive covering.
  • Consisting of overlapping plates; having a pattern as of overlapping plates; imbricated: an epithet arising from the mistaken idea that the lorica was essentially an imbricated coat.
  • Having a lorica; loricated; inclosed in a shell, case, or some hard covering resembling a corselet or coat of mail.
  • n. A loricated animal; a member of the Loricata in any sense.


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  • Behind him, to his left, stood a larger than life-sized loricate statue of “Dama Balboa,” the personification of the nation and the Republic.

    The Lensman's Children

  • Trichocerca - These loricate rotifers are found in many habitats.


  • Mytilina - Species belonging to this genus are loricate and are found mostly in littoral habitats.


  • Lecane - Rotifers of this genus are mostly loricate (having shells) and live in littoral areas of freshwater bodies.


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