noun exo·cuticle \¦ek(ˌ)sō+\

Definition of exocuticle

  1. :  the intermediate layer of a typical cuticle being sometimes considered in insects the outer part of the endocuticle

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Origin and Etymology of exocuticle

exo- + cuticle

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