Definition of Cuticles

1. Noun. (plural of cuticle) ¹



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Definition of Cuticles

1. cuticle [n] - See also: cuticle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuticles

cutesifying
cutesily
cutesiness
cutesinesses
cutest
cutesy
cutey
cuteys
cuticle
cuticle of nail
cuticles (current term)
cuticula
cuticula dentis
cuticulae
cuticular
cuticularization
cuticularized
cuticulas
cuticulin
cutie
cutie-pie
cutie-pies
cutie pie
cutie pies

Literary usage of Cuticles

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1. A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope: Including the Different by John Quekett (1855)
"... which consists of the hairs from the leaves of certain plants ; these, like the cuticles above described, are provided with a protecting coat of silica: ..."

2. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"He could see the whorl of a fingerprint there, and narrow, nearly invisible cuticles. He touched the tip of his tongue to it and it seemed to him that he ..."

3. Leather Industries Laboratory Book of Analytical and Experimental Methods by Henry Richardson Procter (1908)
"The hairs take the dye much more readily than the cuticles themselves. ... Its cuticles are strong, and resist acid well, their cell structure is ..."

4. Fossil Plants: A Text-book for Students of Botany and Geology by Albert Charles Seward (1898)
"It may reasonably be assumed that the persistent cuticles owe their preservation to a greater power of resistance to destructive agents than was possessed ..."

5. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"This is especially the case with cuticles isolated from conifers or citrus trees. They have also shown that specific sites for NO2 exist in plant cuticles ..."

6. Elements of Comparative Anatomy by Carl Gegenbaur (1878)
"Homogeneous membranes—cuticles—are formed by the further differentiation of the substance thus secreted in a layer from the protoplasm of the cells; ..."

7. Modern Microscopy: A Handbook for Beginners and Students by M. I. Cross, Martin J. Cole (1922)
"cuticles containing Raphides.—The most common are taken from the ... cuticles of Leaves.—Cut up the leaf into small pieces, and soak in water until rotten; ..."

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