Lor"i*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Loricated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Loricating (?).] [L. loricatus, p. p. of loricare to clothe in mail, to cover with plastering, fr. lorica a leather cuirass, a plastering, fr. lorum thong.]

To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute, a crust, coating, or plates.


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Lor"i*cate (?), a. [See Loricate, v.]

Covered with a shell or exterior made of plates somewhat like a coat of mail, as in the armadillo.


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Lor"i*cate, n. Zool.

An animal covered with bony scales, as crocodiles among reptiles, and the pangolins among mammals.


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