from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a theca; encased or sheathed.
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- adj. Having a theca, or outer sheath
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a theca; contained in a theca; sheathed.
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