ncuticulaThe 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.
ncuticulaIn infuserians, a comparatively dense envelop to which the outer wall of the body gives rise. Also cuticulum.
ncuticulaIn 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.
Potest quoque cuticula quae supra nervum est sui, et pulvis ruber superaspergatur.