Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The inner half of the frustule of a diatom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Rom. Law) An obligation by which property of a debtor was made over to his creditor in security of his debt.

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  • noun microbiology, planktology The lower or posterior half of the theca of a thecate protist such as a diatom or dinoflagellate

Etymologies

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hypo- +‎ theca

Examples

  • The substantial pledge has been refined into the invisible rights of a mortgage or _hypotheca_; and the agreement of sale, for a certain price, imputes from that moment the chances of gain or loss to the account of the purchaser.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 04

  • The substantial pledge has been refined into the invisible rights of a mortgage or _hypotheca_; and the agreement of sale, for a certain price, imputes, from that moment, the chances of gain or loss to the account of the purchaser.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4

  • The substantial pledge has been refined into the invisible rights of a mortgage or hypotheca; and the agreement of sale, for a certain price, imputes, from that moment, the chances of gain or loss to the account of the purchaser.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4

  • The substantial pledge has been refined into the invisible rights of a mortgage or hypotheca; and the agreement of sale, for a certain price, imputes, from that moment, the chances of gain or loss to the account of the purchaser.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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