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[too-ni-kuh, tyoo-] /ˈtu nɪ kə, ˈtyu-/
noun, plural tunicae
[too-ni-see, tyoo-] /ˈtu nɪˌsi, ˈtyu-/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology, Botany.
a tunic.
Origin of tunica
< New Latin, special use of Latin tunica tunic Unabridged
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(anatomy) tissue forming a layer or covering of an organ or part, such as any of the tissue layers of a blood vessel wall
(botany) the outer layer or layers of cells of the meristem at a shoot tip, which produces the epidermis and cells beneath it Compare corpus (sense 4)
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tunicatunic
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tunica in Medicine

tunica tu·ni·ca (tōō'nĭ-kə, tyōō'-)
n. pl. tu·ni·cae (-kē', -sē')
An enclosing or enveloping membrane or layer of tissues, as of a blood vessel or other tubular structure.

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