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 epicuticular (audio) \ adjective

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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