As a noun theca
is (biology) any external case or sheath.
As an adjective thecal is
of or pertaining to a theca.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(biology) Any external case or sheath.
(botany) The pollen producing organ usually found in pairs and forming an anther.
(medicine) The twin layers of cells surrounding the basal lamina of an ovarian follicle
(microbiology, planktology) The membrane complex enveloping the cells of certain plankton including diatoms and dinoflagellates
(coral science) The calcareous wall of a corallite, the exoskeleton of a coral polyp
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, theca interna
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Of or pertaining to a theca.
Possessing a theca.
- The latter has the sporophyte seta 4 cells in diam. and has thecal Lejeunea -type androecial branches