• WordNet 3.6
    • n cuticula the outer body wall of an insect
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cuticula In zoöl. and anat.:
    • n cuticula The cuticle proper; the epidermis; the ectoderm; the exoskeleton; the superficial investment of the body, in so far as this is formed by or derived from the epiblastic cells or epiblast of the embryo, whatever its ulterior modification.
    • n cuticula In infuserians, a comparatively dense envelop to which the outer wall of the body gives rise. Also cuticulum.
    • n cuticula In annelids, as the earthworm, a thin and transparent though tough membrane, forming the outermost envelop of the body, and perforated by extremely minute vertical canals.
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In literature:

Potest quoque cuticula quae supra nervum est sui, et pulvis ruber superaspergatur.
"Gilbertus Anglicus" by Henry Ebenezer Handerson