Definition of thecate in English:

thecate

adjective

  • See theca

    • ‘The results suggest that intensive regenerative nutrient cycling or external nutrient inputs are a necessary precondition for an efficient trophic transfer of the energy stored in blooms of thecate dinoflagellates.’
    • ‘This is a small thecate dinoflagellate, almost pear-shaped, with a conical anterior end and a round posterior.’
    • ‘It is a widespread Paleozoic marine taxon that has been interpreted most recently as a tubiculous annelid or other ‘worm’ or as a thecate hydrozoan or scyphozoan cnidarian.’