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epicuticle

[ep-i-kyoo-ti-kuh l]
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noun
  1. the thin, waxy outer layer of the insect exoskeleton.
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Origin of epicuticle

First recorded in 1925–30; epi- + cuticle
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British Dictionary definitions for epicuticle

epicuticle

noun
  1. botany a waxy layer on the surface of the cuticle
  2. zoology the outermost lipoprotein layer of the insect cuticle
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