[ too-ni-kuh, tyoo- ]

noun,plural tu·ni·cae [too-ni-see, tyoo-]. /ˈtu nɪˌsi, ˈtyu-/. Anatomy, Zoology, Botany.
  1. a tunic.

Origin of tunica

<New Latin, special use of Latin tunica tunic

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British Dictionary definitions for tunica


/ (ˈtjuːnɪkə) /

  1. anatomy tissue forming a layer or covering of an organ or part, such as any of the tissue layers of a blood vessel wall

  2. botany the outer layer or layers of cells of the meristem at a shoot tip, which produces the epidermis and cells beneath it: Compare corpus (def. 4)

Origin of tunica

C17: from Latin tunica tunic

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