Tu"nic(t"nk), n. [L. tunica: cf. F. tunique.]
(Rom. Antiq.) An under-garment worn by the ancient Romans of both sexes. It was made with or without sleeves, reached to or below the knees, and was confined at the waist by a girdle.
2. Any similar garment worn by ancient or Oriental peoples; also, a common name for various styles of loose-fitting under-garments and over-garments worn in modern times by Europeans and others.
(R. C. Ch.) Same as Tunicle.
(Anat.) A membrane, or layer of tissue, especially when enveloping an organ or part, as the eye.
(Bot.) A natural covering; an integument; as, the
tunic of a seed.
(Zol.) See Mantle,
n., 3 (a).
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