HyperDic: cuticle

English > 3 senses of the word cuticle:
NOUNbodycuticlethe dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail
bodycuticle, epidermisthe outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
animalcuticle, carapace, shell, shieldhard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
cuticle > pronunciation
Soundskyuw'tahkahl; kyuw'tihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > cuticle: 3 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail.
Broaderskin, tegument, cutisA natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
Catalancutícula
English > cuticle: 3 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningThe outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates.
Synonymepidermis
Part ofskin, tegument, cutisA natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
Partsepidermal cellAny of the cells making up the epidermis
stratum corneum, corneum, horny layerThe outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
stratum germinativum, stratum basale, malpighian layer, rete MalpighiiThe innermost layer of the epidermis
stratum granulosumThe layer of epidermis just under the stratum corneum or (on the palms and soles) just under the stratum lucidum
stratum lucidumThe layer of epidermis immediately under the stratum corneum in the skin of the palms and soles
Narrowermantle, pallium(zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
BroaderstratumOne of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
Spanishcutícula, epidermis
Catalancutícula, epidermis
Adjectivescuticular, epidermal, epidermic, dermalof or relating to a cuticle / cuticle or cuticula
English > cuticle: 3 senses > noun 3, animal
MeaningHard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles.
Synonymscarapace, shell, 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
Adjectivescuticularof or relating to a cuticle / cuticle or cuticula

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