Relating to a sheath, especially a tendon sheath. [see theca]

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the·cal 'thē-kəl adj of or relating to a theca

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  • Thecal — The cal, a. Of or pertaining to a theca; as, a thecal abscess. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thecal — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a theca. The latter has the sporophyte seta 4 cells in diam. and has thecal Lejeunea type androecial branches b) Possessing a theca. See Also: theca …   Wiktionary

  • thecal — adjective see theca …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thecal — See theca. * * * …   Universalium

  • thecal — adj. sac; pod containing spores (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thecal — the·cal …   English syllables

  • thecal — ˈthēkəl adjective Etymology: thec + al : of or relating to a theca * * * thēˈcal adjective Of a theca • • • Main Entry: ↑theca …   Useful english dictionary

  • thecal abscess — an abscess in an enveloping sheath, such as a tendon sheath …   Medical dictionary

  • thecal cyst — distention of a tendon sheath …   Medical dictionary

  • thecal puncture — lumbar p …   Medical dictionary

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