noun, plural lo·ri·cae [luh-rahy-see, -kee, law-, loh-] /ləˈraɪ si, -ki, lɔ-, loʊ-/.
Origin of lorica
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Lorica, lo-rī′ka, n. in ancient Rome, a cuirass made of thongs—also Lor′ic (Browning).
The animal is attached, as in the closely allied genus Tintinnus, by a peduncle to the bottom of the lorica.
The lorica is swollen posteriorly, narrowest at the oral margin, bent on its axis and is supported on a short stalk.
Sometimes the mouth becomes twisted and the lorica is therefore bilateral.
The animals are similarly fastened to the lorica, sometimes directly, sometimes by means of a short stalk.