Origin of cuticle
Examples from the Web for cuticle
The cuticle is smoky olive to fuliginous, darker when young, becoming paler as the pileus expands, but always darker on the umbo.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.|George Francis Atkinson
Some persons are troubled by the cuticle adhering to the nail as it grows.Our Deportment|John H. Young
During a moult the cuticle of the head is cast separately from that of the body.Garden Pests in New Zealand|D. Miller
A bruise may be distinguished from a post-mortem stain by the cuticle in the former often being abraded and raised.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
If the cuticle has been removed, there will be much suffering, because the nerves are unduly stimulated by the air.
British Dictionary definitions for cuticle
Word Origin for cuticle
Word Origin and History for cuticle
1610s, from Latin cuticula, diminutive of cutis "skin," from PIE *ku-ti-, from root *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (cf. Lithuanian kiautas "husk," Old English hyd "skin, hide;" see hide (n.1)). Specialized sense of "skin at the base of the nail" is from 1907. Related: Cuticular.