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or lor·i·cat·ed

[lawr-i-keyt, -kit or lawr-i-key-tid; lor-]
adjective Zoology.
  1. covered with a lorica.
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Origin of loricate

From the Latin word lōrīcātus, dating back to 1615–25. See lorica, -ate1
Related formslor·i·ca·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for loricate

Historical Examples

  • An example of this may be taken from the loricate or mailed-cheek fishes.

    A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)

    David Starr Jordan

  • Yet a study of the skeleton shows that all these loricate forms constitute a continuous divergent series.