Definition of Carapace

1. Noun. Hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles.

Exact synonyms: Cuticle, Shell, Shield
Group relationships: Turtle, Arthropod, Mollusc, Mollusk, Shellfish
Specialized synonyms: Cuticula
Generic synonyms: Scute
Terms within: Shell
Derivative terms: Cuticular



Definition of Carapace

1. n. The thick shell or shield which covers the back of the tortoise, or turtle, the crab, and other crustaceous animals.

Definition of Carapace

1. Noun. A hard protective covering of bone or chitin. ¹

2. Noun. (non-gloss definition in figurative use) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carapace

1. a hard, protective outer covering [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carapace

caramoussals
caramusa
carancha
caranda
caranda palm
caranday
carangid
carangid fish
carangids
carangoid
caranna
carannas
caranx
caranxes
carap
carapace (current term)
carapaced
carapacelike
carapaces
carapato
carapatos
carapax
carapaxes
caraps
carat
caratage
carate
carates

Literary usage of Carapace

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"360), some interesting facts were observed as to changes taking place in the relative dimensions of certain parts of the carapace of these crabs in the ..."

2. A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia: With Figures of All the Species by Charles Darwin (1854)
"On the Homologies of the carapace and Shelly Valves.— In the pupa, the carapace is produced, not only posteriorly, but anteriorly, so as to cover the entire ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"8 and 9), the carapace is reduced to a flat disk, which is covered with soft skin. The neck and limbs can be lodged under the broad skinny borders of the ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1896)
"When the chelipeds are folded against the sides of the carapace (for which purpose they are in many forms specially curved and moulded) a pair of lateral ..."

5. The Principal forms of the skeleton and of the teeth by Richard Owen (1854)
"aquatic animals; and, being incapable of retraction within the carapace, ... The carapace (Fig. 21) is composed of a series of median and symmetrical pieces ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic.), Royal Society of Victoria (1904)
"carapace from the right side ; b, ventral view ; c, end view. ... Jones and Holl. a, carapace from the left side ; b, dorsal view ; c, end view. [5402. ..."

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