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cuticle cu·ti·cle (kyōō'tĭ-kəl)
The strip of hardened skin at the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.
The outermost layer of the skin; epidermis.
Dead or cornified epidermis.
subcuticular sub·cu·tic·u·lar (sŭb'kyōō-tĭk'yə-lər)
Located or occurring beneath the cuticle or epidermis.
the outer layer or part of an organism that comes in contact with the environment. In many invertebrates the dead, noncellular cuticle is secreted by the epidermis. This layer may, as in the arthropods, contain pigments and chitin; in humans the cuticle is the epidermis