epicuticle

noun

epi·​cu·​ti·​cle ˌe-pi-ˈkyü-ti-kəl How to pronounce epicuticle (audio)
: the outermost waxy layer of the arthropod exoskeleton
epicuticular adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epicuticle was in 1933

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“Epicuticle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicuticle. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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