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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the cuticle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the cuticle, or external coat of the skin; epidermal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or consisting of cuticle, in a broad sense; epidermal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula


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  • In the University of Toronto Mississauga laboratory, Professor Joel Levine's team genetically tweaked fruit flies so that they didn't produce certain pheromones, called cuticular hydrocarbon pheromones.

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  • While previous studies had suggested that pheromones played an important role, Levine's team decided to genetically eliminate a certain class of these chemicals, called cuticular hydrocarbon pheromones, to determine their particular effect.

    Impact Lab

  • In red mange the whole integument is in a state of acute inflammation; surfeit, or blotches, a kind of cuticular eruption breaks out on particular parts of the body without the slightest notice, and, worse than all, a direct febrile attack, with swelling and ulceration, occurs, under which the dog evidently suffers peculiar heat and pain.

    The Dog

  • It seems as if a change, which endures through life, had been produced in the action, or disposition to action, in the vessels of the skin; and it is remarkable, too, that whether this change has been effected by the smallpox or the cow-pox that the disposition to sudden cuticular inflammation is the same on the application of variolous matter.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • The dorsal conic spine-like structures could be a homology of cuticular spicules of polyplacophorans and aplacophorans.

    Down with phyla! (episode II) - The Panda's Thumb

  • And they can use that task-specific odor in cuticular hydrocarbons -- they can use that in their brief antennal contacts to somehow keep track of the rate at which they're meeting ants of certain tasks.

    Deborah Gordon digs ants

  • The large degree of complexity, which is far more than that displayed in the cuticular pattern of the fly larva, allows a much broader spectrum of organs and tissues to be investigated, but it also poses considerable demands on the skill and expertise of the experimenter.

    Nobel Lecture The Identification Of Genes Controlling Development In Flies And Fishes

  • However, many mutations could not be recovered by the scoring of the cuticular pattern only.

    Nobel Lecture The Identification Of Genes Controlling Development In Flies And Fishes

  • Candelilla, another cuticular wax, is obtained by boiling the stems of a wild shrub found in Mexican deserts.

    4 Jojoba Oil

  • The left portion is lined with a cuticular mucous membrane, and the right portion with a glandular mucous membrane that has in it the glands that secrete the gastric juice.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals


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