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cuticle

Pronunciation: kyu'ti-kil

Definition:

  1. An outer thin layer, usually horny.
  2. The layer, chitinous in some invertebrates, which occurs on the surface of epithelial cells.

Synonym(s): epidermis

Synonym(s): cuticula1

[L. cuticula, dim. of cutis, skin]

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