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cuticle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cuticle  \Cu"ti*cle\  (k[=u]"t[i^]*k'l),  n.  [L.  cuticula,  dim.  of 
  cutis  skin;  akin  to  E.  hide  skin  of  an  animal.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  scarfskin  or  epidermis.  See  {Skin}. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  The  outermost  skin  or  pellicle  of  a  plant,  found 
  especially  in  leaves  and  young  stems. 
 
  3.  A  thin  skin  formed  on  the  surface  of  a  liquid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cuticle 
  n  1:  the  outer  layer  of  the  skin  covering  the  exterior  body 
  surface  of  vertebrates  [syn:  {epidermis}] 
  2:  the  hard  protective  layer  covering  the  body  of  many 
  invertebrates  especially  arthropods 




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