Definitions for cuticleˈkyu tɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cu•ti•cleˈkyu tɪ kəl(n.)

  1. the hardened skin that surrounds the edges of a fingernail or toenail.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. the epidermis.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. the outer, noncellular layer of the arthropod integument.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  4. a very thin waxy film covering the surface of plants, derived from the outer surfaces of the epidermal cells.

    Category: Botany

Origin of cuticle:

1605–15; < L cutīcula the skin =cuti(s) skin, cutis+-cula -cle1

cu•tic′u•lar-ˈtɪk yə lər(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

Freebase

  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.


Translations for cuticle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cuticle(noun)

the dead skin at the inner edge of a fingernail or toenail.

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