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Definition 1: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for cuticle in the sense of this definition

(cuticle is a kind of ...) large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake

(... is a kind of cuticle ) the outer body wall of an insect

(... is part of cuticle) any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming

(... is part of cuticle) invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin

(... is part of cuticle) invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell

(cuticle is made of the substance ...) the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

Definition 2: the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for cuticle in the sense of this definition

(cuticle is a kind of ...) one 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)

(... is a kind of cuticle ) (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell

(cuticle is a part of ...) any of the cells making up the epidermis

(cuticle is a part of ...) the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off

(cuticle is a part of ...) the layer of epidermis immediately under the stratum corneum in the skin of the palms and soles

(cuticle is a part of ...) the layer of epidermis just under the stratum corneum or (on the palms and soles) just under the stratum lucidum; contains cells (with visible granules) that die and move to the surface

(cuticle is a part of ...) the innermost layer of the epidermis

(... is part of cuticle) a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

"your skin is the largest organ of your body"

Definition 3: the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail - [noun denoting body]

(cuticle is a kind of ...) a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

"your skin is the largest organ of your body"

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