- a tunic.
Origin of tunica
< New Latin, special use of Latin tunica tunic
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The outer coat of the testis is called the tunica albuginea.The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction
Winfield S. Hall
He come from Alabama in wagons and brought mother and whole lot of 'em, she said, to Tunica, Mississippi.
The women in the early times wore the toga and the tunica the same as the men.The Historical Child
The tunica arachnoidea had a milky whiteness, and was thickened.Observations on Madness and Melancholy
The tunica media is composed of intermingled bundles of elastic tissue, smooth muscle fibers, and some fibrous tissue.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
- 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 itCompare corpus (def. 4)
C17: from Latin tunica tunic
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- An enclosing or enveloping membrane or layer of tissues, as of a blood vessel or other tubular structure.
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