HyperDic: carapace

English > 1 sense of the word carapace:
NOUNanimalcarapace, shell, cuticle, shieldhard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
English > carapace: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningHard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles.
Synonymsshell, cuticle, shield
Part ofarthropodinvertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
mollusk, mollusc, shellfishinvertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
turtleAny of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming / swimming
NarrowercuticulaThe outer body wall of an insect
Broaderscutelarge bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake
SubstancesshellThe material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
Spanishcaparazón, carapacho, concha, cutícula
Catalanclosca, cutícula

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