Definition of Thecal

1. a. Of or pertaining to a theca; as, a thecal abscess.



Definition of Thecal

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a theca. ¹

2. Adjective. Possessing a theca. ¹

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Definition of Thecal

1. theca [adj] - See also: theca

Medical Definition of Thecal

1. Relating to a sheath, especially a tendon sheath. Origin: see theca (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thecal

thebesian valve
thebesian veins
theca
theca cells
theca cells of stomach
theca cordis
theca externa
theca folliculi
theca interna
theca interna cone
theca lutein cell
theca vertebralis
thecae
thecal (current term)
thecal abscess
thecal whitlow
thecaphore
thecaphores
thecas
thecasporous
thecata
thecate
thecia
thecitis
thecium
thecodactyl
thecodont
thecodont reptile

Literary usage of Thecal

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"thecal plates numerous, indefinite, with strong radial structure of ... thecal plates in three or four circlets, subject to somewhat regular ..."

2. The Practice of surgery by James Miller (1857)
"Ganglia and thecal Collections. GANGLIA frequently form on the wrist and back of the hand. When troublesome as well as unseemly, they may be got rid of, ..."

3. Specific Diagnosis and Specific Medication by John William Fyfe, John Milton Scudder (1909)
"... soreness in the pectoral region; dull aching pain; subcutaneous and thecal inflammations ; pain of syphilitic nodes. Lilium Tigrinum—Tiger Lily. ..."

4. The Practice of Surgery by James Miller (1853)
"Ganglia and thecal Collection*. GANGLIA frequently form on the wrist and back of the hand. When troublesome as well as unseemly, they may be got rid of, ..."

5. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1900)
"We note also the gradual decrease in number of thecal plates, their increasing ... in which the thecal plates are numerous and indefinitely arranged. ..."

6. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1900)
"We note also the gradual decrease in number of thecal plates, their increasing subjection to a radial symmetry, and greater development of a stem. ..."

7. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1889)
"Let me take this example of thecal inflammation, therefore, as a text, ... With the death of tissue suppuration within the thecal channel takes place, ..."

8. The Clinical Journal (1904)
"Is there any characteristic symptom by which you may distinguish between an intra-thecal and an extra-thecal growth ? I think that it is impossible to give ..."

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