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tunica

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tunica an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tunica Same as tunic.
    • n tunica One of the layers of the choroid coat of the eye.
    • n tunica Specifically, the membrane lining the bony labyrinth of the ear; the walls of the membranous labyrinth.
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Usage

In literature:

The left testicle was hanging by its cord, enveloped in its tunica vaginalis.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The Tunica, or Jacket.
"The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" by Laurence Sterne
The Roman men usually wore two garments, the TUNICA and TOGA.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
Modo caudatas tunicas, &c. Bossus.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
I was born in Tunica County, Mississippi.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
The tunica intima is easily ruptured.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
At Volusi annales Paduam morientur ad ipsam Et laxas scombris saepe dabunt tunicas.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
The internal, serous, or tunica intima, is the thinnest, and is continuous with the lining membrane of the heart.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Isolation of its tunica vaginalis.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
I was born in Tunica, Mississippi.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Its outer surface has a shaggy appearance, caused by the tunica fusca, which unites the two coats.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The tunic with long sleeves (tunica manicata) was a later fashion.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
The tunica arachnoides had generally lost its transparency, and was considerably thickened.
"Observations on Insanity" by John Haslam
The tunica arachnoidea had generally lost its transparency, and was considerably thickened.
"Observations on Madness and Melancholy" by John Haslam
The tunica media is composed of intermingled bundles of elastic tissue, smooth muscle fibers, and some fibrous tissue.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
In chronic cases the walls of the tunica vaginalis undergo changes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
The ganglion, the house-maid's knee, as also the hydrocele of the tunica vaginalis, are regarded as hygromata.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Various substances may be injected; or the hydrocele is incised, the tunica partly removed and the cavity drained.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
Tunica albuginea of the, 23.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby
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In news:

The Tunica Museum hosts the opening of a new exhibit, "A Cast of Blues," by Sharon McConnell-Dickerson on Friday, September 7, from 5 to 8 pm McConnell-Dickerson is a sculptor, lecturer, speaker and columnist.
The Tunica Airport will soon be home to one of the Mid-South's newest expansion businesses – Oklahoma-based Covington Aircraft.
Talk of Tunica Cutoff condemnation put to rest.
Back in May, former Tunica resident Chris Ungren and a couple of his employees were making a routine sweep along a sandbar near Fitzgeralds Casino on the Mississippi River.
According to Dean, he is a longtime resident of Tunica Cut-off .
Dean said he obtained all the necessary permits from Tunica County, but has been taken to court over the matter.
The Tunica Mississippi Chamber & Economic Development Foundation awarded three grants to Dundee Elementary teachers.
Tunica is a strange place.
Fitz Casino in Tunica lays off workers.
Graveside services were held at 11 am on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery in Tunica, with Danny Smith officiating.
Rescued Dog 'Joey' Greatly Improved after Found Starving in Tunica.
He was abandoned and found starving to death in plain sight of a Tunica neighborhood.
Hot-air balloons rise to race in Tunica.
The trek kicks off on Nov 17 in Tunica, Miss.
The Tunica Humane Society will take a little time to assess his best match and ultimately send him to a good home.
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