[syn: carapace, shell, cuticle, shield]
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3 definitions retrieved:
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.
2. (Bot.) The outermost skin or pellicle of a plant, found
especially in leaves and young stems.
3. A thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
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