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epicuticle

[ep-i-kyoo-ti-kuh l] /ˌɛp ɪˈkyu tɪ kəl/
noun
1.
the thin, waxy outer layer of the insect exoskeleton.
Origin of epicuticle
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; epi- + cuticle
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British Dictionary definitions for epicuticle

epicuticle

/ˈɛpɪˌkjuːtɪkəl/
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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