- theca + -ate (Wiktionary)
“By analyzing DNA sequences contained in the plastid of the thecate amoeba Paulinella, researchers have shown that it is a recent endosymbiont whose genome features are virtually unchanged from those of its cyanobacterial progenitor.”
“Attached forms; thecate and _Urnulidæ_ athecate tentacles simple, one or two in number”
“Naked or thecate; stalked or not; _Acinetidæ_ tentacles numerous, usually knobbed and all alike”
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A roster of adjectives that infrequently surface in typical conversation and writing. Many are dredged from scientific or other technical jargon or sieved from examples of disused archaic forms.
Words meaning sheathed or ensheathed
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