Cuticle

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 `cuticle` are non-homologous, differing in their origin, structure, function, and chemical composition. ==Human anatomy== In human anatomy, cuticle (.....
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cuticle

(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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Cuticle

• (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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cuticle

<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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cuticle

• 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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Cuticle

(hair) The hard outer layer of the hair constructed of dead overlapping scales, which form a protective layer. Healthy cuticles also impart sheen to the hair. Cuticles can be damaged with heat, over brushing and chemicals (e.g. perms, colouring) causing splits, split ends or bloating due to over processing.
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Cuticle

[hair] 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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Cuticle

Cu'ti·cle (kū'tĭ*k'l) noun [ 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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cuticle

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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cuticle

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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cuticle

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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cuticle

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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Cuticle

A film composed of wax and cutin that occurs on the external surface of plant stems and leaves and
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cuticle

A protective waxy coating on the epidermis of leaves, herbaceous stems, and fruit.
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Cuticle

a waxy or varnish-like layer covering the outer surface of leaves.
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cuticle

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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cuticle

external skeletal structure of the insect
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Cuticle

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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Cuticle

Outer covering of insect, secreted by the epidermis.
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Cuticle

The cuticle is the horny outside layer of skin.
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Cuticle

The cuticle is the outer layer of the hair folicle. It has three layers: a cuticle (the outer layer), a cortex (the middle layer containing keratin, moisture and melanin, which gives it its color), and a medulla, which is the center of the hair shaft.
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Cuticle

The cuticle is the outermost structure of the hair, resembling fish scales packed down up to 12 rows deep. The cuticle is the hair's first defence against all forms of damage that include chemicals, ultra-violet light, styling appliances, styling products etc. A damaged cuticle leaves the hair looking dull and feeling rough, but more importantly, i...
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Cuticle

The external rind or skin of a plant or part; usually applied to the thin waterproof membrane overlying the epidermis.
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Cuticle

the external skeletal structure of the insect body. The cuticle is secreted by the epidermis, is composed of chitin and protein and consists of several differentiated layers.
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Cuticle

The hard and the outer layer that works as a defensive fence for the softer inner structure, is known as the cuticle of the hair.
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