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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Carapace \Car"a*pace\ (k[a^]r"[.a]*p[=a]s), n. [F.] (Zool.)
The thick shell or shield which covers the back of the
tortoise, or turtle, the crab, and other crustaceous animals.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as
arthropods and turtles [syn: carapace, shell,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "carapace":
armor, chitin, cortex, elytron, episperm, lorica, lorication, mail,
pericarp, plate, protective covering, scute, scutum, shell, shield,
test, testa, thick skin
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