/ (ˌhaɪpəʊˈθiːkə) /
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noun plural -cae (-siː)
the inner and younger layer of the cell wall of a diatomCompare epitheca
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Word Origin for hypotheca
from hypo- + theca
Words nearby hypotheca
hypotenuse, hypoth., hypothalamus, hypothallus, hypothec, hypotheca, hypothecary, hypothecate, hypothecation, hypothecium, hypothenar
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