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cuticle

noun cu·ti·cle \ˈkyüt-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of CUTICLE

1
:  an outer covering layer: as a :  the outermost layer of integument composed of epidermis b :  the outermost membranous layer of a hair consisting of cornified epithelial cells
2
:  dead or horny epidermis (as that surrounding the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail)
cu·tic·u·lar \ky-ˈtik-yə-lər\ adjective

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July 06, 2015
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