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lo·ri·ca

 (lô-rī′kə, lō-)
n. pl. lo·ri·cae (-sē)
1. Zoology A protective external shell or case, as of a rotifer or any of certain other microscopic organisms.
2. A cuirass or corselet worn by Roman soldiers.

[Latin lōrīca, leather cuirass, perhaps from lōrum, thong.]

lor′i·cate′ (lôr′ĭ-kāt′, lŏr′-), lor′i·ca′ted (-kā′tĭd) adj.
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CULTIVATING SOMMERSTORFFIA SPINOSA (OOMYCOTA), AN OBLIGATE PREDATOR OF LORICATE ROTIFERS.
oceanica; the loricate protest Paulinella ovalis was also abundant (>20.
Remarks: Body loricate, dorsoventrally flattened, shape elliptical, oval or vase shaped, foot long retractile, annulated and terminating in to tuft of cilia.