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3 definitions found
 for cuticle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cuticle \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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Bot.) The outermost skin or pellicle of a plant, found
        especially in leaves and young stems.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cuticle
      n 1: the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail
      2: the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body
         surface of vertebrates [syn: epidermis, cuticle]
      3: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as
         arthropods and turtles [syn: carapace, shell, cuticle,
         shield]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "cuticle":
     Leatherette, Leatheroid, coat, dermis, fell, fleece, flesh, fur,
     furring, hide, imitation fur, imitation leather, integument,
     jacket, leather, leather paper, outer layer, outer skin, pelt,
     peltry, rawhide, rind, sheath, skin, skins, tegument, vair
  
  

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