Definitions of loricate:
  • verb:   (transitive) To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute, a crust, coating, or plates.
  • adjective:   (microbiology) Possessing a lorica (enclosing shell).
  • adjective:   (zoology) Of or pertaining to the rotifers with thick, rigid cuticles and a box-like shape.
  • noun:   (zoology) Any animal covered with bony scales, such as the crocodile or pangolin.

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