cuticle

cuticle
(Order Anostraca):
Noncellular, multilayered structure forming outer layer of body and lining esophagus and hindgut; relatively thin and not calcified. Secreted by epidermis [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Decapoda):
Noncellular, multilayered, relatively thick layer forming exoskeleton and endoskeleton and lining foregut and hindgut. Secreted by epidermis [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Amphipoda):
Noncellular, multilayered layer forming exoskeleton and lining foregut and hindgut. (smooth, spinose, with plate-like projections) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Copepoda):
Noncellular, multilayered, relatively thick layer forming exoskeleton and lining both foregut and hindgut. Secreted by epidermis. Forms plate-like structures (cephalic shield, sternites, tergites) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Mystacocarida):
Noncellular, multilayered structure forming outer layer of body and lining foregut (stomodeum) and hindgut (proctodeum); relatively thin and pigment-free. Secreted by epidermis [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Ostracoda):
Noncellular, multilayered, relatively thick layer forming valved, endoskeleton, and exoskeleton, and lining foregut and hindgut. Secreted by epidermis [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Remipedia):
Noncellular, multilayered outer layer of body; secreted by epidermis and equipped with numerous pores and sensory organs. Also lines foregut and joining dorsal brain to ventral nerve cords [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuticle — 1610s, from L. cuticula, dim. of cutis skin, from PIE *ku ti , from root * (s)keu to cover, conceal (Cf. Lith. kiautas husk, O.E. hyd skin, hide; see HIDE (Cf. hide) (n.1)). Specialized sense of s …   Etymology dictionary

  • cuticle — ► NOUN 1) dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail. 2) the epidermis of the body. 3) a protective layer covering the epidermis of a plant or invertebrate. DERIVATIVES cuticular adjective. ORIGIN from Latin cuticula little skin …   English terms dictionary

  • cuticle — [kyo͞ot′i kəl] n. [L cuticula, skin, dim. < cutis, skin < IE base * (s)keu t , to cover > HIDE2] 1. the outer layer of the skin; epidermis 2. hardened skin, such as accumulates at the base and sides of a fingernail 3. Bot. a delicate,… …   English World dictionary

  • Cuticle — A cuticle (pronounced /ˈkjuːtɪkəl/), 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… …   Wikipedia

  • cuticle — cuticular /kyooh tik yeuh leuhr/, adj. /kyooh ti keuhl/, n. 1. the nonliving epidermis that surrounds the edges of the fingernail or toenail. 2. the epidermis. 3. a superficial integument, membrane, or the like. 4. Also called cuticula. Zool. the …   Universalium

  • cuticle — UK [ˈkjuːtɪk(ə)l] / US [ˈkjutɪk(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms cuticle : singular cuticle plural cuticles a layer of hard skin at the base of a nail on a finger or toe …   English dictionary

  • Cuticle (disambiguation) — Cuticle, or cuticula (Latin for covering ), may refer to: Plant cuticle, or cuticula, a waxy polymeric film covering all aerial plant surfaces Cuticle (nail), in human anatomy, the fold of skin at the proximal end of the nail Cuticula… …   Wikipedia

  • Cuticle (hair) — The hair cuticle is the outermost part of the hair shaft.[1] 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… …   Wikipedia

  • cuticle — noun Etymology: Latin cuticula, diminutive of cutis skin more at hide Date: 1615 1. an outer covering layer: as a. an external envelope (as of an insect) secreted usually by epidermal cells b. the outermost layer of an …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cuticle — См. cuticula …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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