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Meaning of CUTICLE

Pronunciation:  'kyootikul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
  2. [n]  the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates

CUTICLE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: carapace, epidermis, shell
 See Also: arthropod, corneum, cuticula, cutis, epidermal cell, exoskeleton, horny layer, malpighian layer, mantle, mollusc, mollusk, pallium, rete Malpighii, shellfish, skin, stratum, stratum basale, stratum corneum, stratum germinativum, stratum granulosum, stratum lucidum, tegument, turtle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Noticing your cuticles in our dream, suggests that you are being overly sensitive. You may be overreacting in some situation.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A continuous layer of waxy substances covering over the outer surfaces of the epidermis of plants; it contains cutin and protects against water loss / water gain and other damage.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: coat, dermis, fell, fleece, flesh, fur, furring, hide, imitation fur, imitation leather, integument, jacket, leather, leather paper, Leatherette, Leatheroid, outer layer, outer skin, pelt, peltry, rawhide, rind, sheath, skin, skins, tegument, vair