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carapace


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carapace  \Car"a*pace\  (k[a^]r"[.a]*p[=a]s),  n.  [F.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  thick  shell  or  shield  which  covers  the  back  of  the 
  tortoise,  or  turtle,  the  crab,  and  other  crustaceous  animals. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carapace 
  n  :  hard  outer  covering  or  case  of  certain  organisms  such  as 
  arthropods  and  turtles  [syn:  {shell}] 




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