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Webster 1913 Edition


Cuticle

Cu′ti-cle

(kū′tĭ-k’l)
,
Noun.
[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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cuticle

CUTICLE

,
Noun.
[L., skin, the same as hide, which see.]
1.
The scarf-skin; the thin exterior coat of the skin, which rises in a blister; a thin pellucid membrane covering the true skin.
2.
The thin external covering of the bark of a plant.
3.
A thin skin formed on the surface of liquor.

Definition 2022


cuticle

cuticle

English

Noun

cuticle (plural cuticles)

  1. The outermost layer of the skin of vertebrates; the epidermis.
  2. The strip of hardened skin at the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.
  3. Dead or cornified epidermis.
  4. (zoology, botany) A noncellular protective covering outside the epidermis of many invertebrates and plants.
  5. A thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid.

Synonyms

  • (zoology, botany) (outer protective covering): cuticula

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