epicuticle

epicuticle

[ep-i-kyoo-ti-kuhl]
noun
the thin, waxy outer layer of the insect exoskeleton.

Origin:
1925–30; epi- + cuticle

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epicuticle (ˈɛpɪˌkjuːtɪkəl)
 
n
1.  botany a waxy layer on the surface of the cuticle
2.  zoology the outermost lipoprotein layer of the insect cuticle

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