Definitions for cuticleˈkyu tɪ kəl

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  1. cuticle(noun)

    the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail

  2. epidermis, cuticle(noun)

    the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates

  3. carapace, shell, cuticle, shield(noun)

    hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

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  1. cuticle(Noun)

    The outermost layer of the skin of vertebrates; the epidermis.

  2. cuticle(Noun)

    The strip of hardened skin at the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.

  3. cuticle(Noun)

    Dead or cornified epidermis.

  4. cuticle(Noun)

    A noncellular protective covering outside the epidermis of many invertebrates and plants.

  5. Origin: From cuticula.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Cuticle(noun)

    the scarfskin or epidermis. See Skin

  2. Cuticle(noun)

    the outermost skin or pellicle of a plant, found especially in leaves and young stems

  3. Cuticle(noun)

    a thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid

  4. Origin: [L. cuticula, dim. of cutis skin; akin to E. hide skin of an animal.]

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  1. Cuticle

    A cuticle, or cuticula, is a term used for any of a variety of tough but flexible, non-mineral outer coverings of an organism, or parts of an organism, that provide protection. Various types of "cuticles" are non-homologous; differing in their origin, structure, function, and chemical composition.

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