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testaceous

(tĕ-stā′shəs)
adj.
1. Biology
a. Having a hard shell or shell-like outer covering: testaceous echinoderms.
b. Composed of a shell or shell-like material: a testaceous operculum.
2. Having the reddish-brown or brownish-yellow hue of bricks.
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