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cuticle

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noun cu·ti·cle \ˈkyüt-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of cuticle

  1. 1:  an outer covering layer: asa:  the outermost layer of integument composed of epidermisb:  the outermost membranous layer of a hair consisting of cornified epithelial cells

  2. 2:  dead or horny epidermis (as that surrounding the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail)

cuticular \kyu̇-ˈtik-yə-lər\play adjective




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