epicuticle

noun
epi·​cu·​ti·​cle | \ ˌe-pi-ˈkyü-ti-kəl How to pronounce epicuticle (audio) \

Definition of epicuticle

: the outermost waxy layer of the arthropod exoskeleton

Other Words from epicuticle

epicuticular \ ˌe-​pi-​kyü-​ˈti-​kyə-​lər How to pronounce epicuticle (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of epicuticle

1933, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About epicuticle

Time Traveler for epicuticle

Time Traveler

The first known use of epicuticle was in 1933

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near epicuticle

Epicurus

epicuticle

epicycle

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for epicuticle

Cite this Entry

“Epicuticle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicuticle. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on epicuticle

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about epicuticle

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!