Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cuticle

3 senses of cuticle

Sense 1
cuticle -- (the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail)
       => skin, tegument, cutis -- (a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body")

Sense 2
epidermis, cuticle -- (the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates)
       => stratum -- (one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock))

Sense 3
carapace, shell, cuticle, shield -- (hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles)
       => scute -- (large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake)

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