hypotheca

/ (ˌhaɪpəʊˈθiːkə) /

noun plural -cae (-siː)

the inner and younger layer of the cell wall of a diatomCompare epitheca

Nearby words

  1. hypothalamic infundibulum,
  2. hypothalamohypophysial portal system,
  3. hypothalamus,
  4. hypothallus,
  5. hypothec,
  6. hypothecary,
  7. hypothecate,
  8. hypothecium,
  9. hypothenar,
  10. hypothenuse

Word Origin for hypotheca

from hypo- + theca

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