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cuticula

[ kyoo-tik-yuh-luh ]
/ kyuˈtɪk yə lə /
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noun, plural cu·tic·u·lae [kyoo-tik-yuh-lee]. /kyuˈtɪk yəˌli/.
Zoology. cuticle (def. 4).
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Origin of cuticula

1615–25; <New Latin, Latin; see cuticle
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How to use cuticula in a sentence

  • Potest quoque cuticula quae supra nervum est sui, et pulvis ruber superaspergatur.

    Gilbertus Anglicus|Henry Ebenezer Handerson
  • The Sarcoptid are minute whitish mites, semi-globular in shape, with a delicate transversely striated cuticula.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
  • Another dragon had crawled up above the water on a plant-stem and was also "moulting its chitinized cuticula."

    Insect Stories|Vernon L. Kellogg

British Dictionary definitions for cuticula

cuticula
/ (kjuːˈtɪkjʊlə) /

noun plural -lae (-liː)
anatomy cuticle

Word Origin for cuticula

C18: from Latin; see cuticle
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