a waxy or varnish-like layer covering the outer surface of leaves.
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1) In animals, a multilayered, extracellular, external body covering, usually composed of fibrous molecules such as chitin or collagen, and sometimes strengthened by the deposition of minerals such as calcium carbonate. 2) A waxy layer which seals the outer surface of land plants, helping to retain moisture.
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1. A thin, waxy layer on the outer wall of epidermal cells consisting primarily of wax and cutin. . 2. Noncellular exterior covering of nematodes.
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The outer protective envelope of any living organism. In the case of mammals or arthropods the alternative names skin or integument are often used but cuticle invariably in respect of green plants. Plant cuticle is a macro-molecular structure of predominantly paraffinic composition over-lying cellulose and pectin.
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In plants, a layer of waxy substance on the outer surface of epidermal cell walls. In animals, the outermost layer of many invertebrates.
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[ Latin cuticula
, dim. of cutis
skin; akin to English hide
skin of an animal.] 1. (Anat.)
The scarfskin or epidermis. See Skin
. 2. (Botany)
The outermost skin or pellicle of a plant, found especially
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<plant biology> A continuous layer of waxy substances covering over the outer surfaces of the epidermis of plants, it contains cutin and protects against water loss / water gain and other damage. ... (13 Nov 1997) ...
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(ku´tĭ-kәl) a layer of more or less solid substance covering the free surface of an epithelial cell. the narrow band of epidermis extending from the nail wall onto the nail surface; called also eponychium and perionychium.
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• (n.) The outermost skin or pellicle of a plant, found especially in leaves and young stems. • (n.) The scarfskin or epidermis. See Skin. • (n.) A thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid.
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the outer layer or part of an organism that comes in contact with the environment. In many invertebrates the dead, noncellular cuticle is secreted ... [17 related articles]
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cuticle 1. An edge of hard skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail. 2. An edge of hard skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail. 3. A hardened noncellular layer secreted by and covering the epidermis in many invertebrates. 4. The thin outermost noncellular layer covering the parts of plants that are above the ground and helping to prevent
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The hard outer covering of an arthropod.
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• In animals, a multilayered, extracellular, external body covering, usually composed of fibrous molecules such as chitin or collagen, and sometimes strengthened by the deposition of minerals such as calcium carbonate. In arthropods it is firm enough to act as a skeleton. In vertebrates, stratu......
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The cuticle is the horny outside layer of skin.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kyū′ti-kil Definitions: 1. An outer thin layer, usually horny. 2. The layer, chitinous in some invertebrates, which occurs on the surface of epithelial cells. Synonyms: epidermis, cuticula1
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The horny noncellular surface layer of many invertebrates such as insects; in botany, the waxy surface layer on those parts of plants that are exposed to the air, continuous except for stomata and lenticels. All types are secreted by the cells of the epidermis. A cuticle reduces water loss and, in arthropods, acts as an exoskeleton
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the nonliving portion of the scorpion's integument, secreted by the underlying epidermis. The cuticle is a distinctly layered structure made of chitin, waxes, sclerotized and unsclerotized proteins, and other materials.
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The outermost layer of a hair shaft; also, the thick, noncellular covering on the surface of a roundworm (nematode) parasite.
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The outer surface of hair composed of overlapping scales made of colorless keratin protein. It gives hair luster and shine and also provides some of its strength.
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A film composed of wax and cutin that occurs on the external surface of plant stems and leaves and helps to prevent water loss.
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The outer surface of hair, composed of overlapping scales made of colorless keratin protein. It gives hair luster and shine and also provides some of its strength.
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the non-cellular outer covering of the body wall of an insect.
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A cuticle (əl), or cuticula, is a term used for any of a variety of tough but flexible, non-mineral outer coverings of an organism, or parts of an organism, that provide protection. Various types of "cuticles" are non-homologous; differing in their origin, structure, function, and chemical composition. The word derives from Latin "cuticula", ...
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The hair cuticle is the outermost part of the hair shaft. It is a hard shingle-like layer of overlapping cells, some five to twelve deep. It is formed from dead cells which form scales that gives the hair shaft strength and do the best job of providing protection for it. The hair cuticle is the first line of defense against all forms
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Captivity narratives are tales of Europeans and Americans of European descent held captive by "uncivilized" peoples. The narratives were often written by the former captives themselves, or through an amanuensis. Captivity narratives are related to slave narratives. ...
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