Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hard skeletal element or chitinous test of any somite or segment of the body of an arthropod.
  • noun In the corals, one of the calcareous elements occurring detached in the ectoderm and mesoderm or forming compact tubes which are periodically partitioned off into stories with the upward growth of the animal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The hard integument of Crustacea.
  • noun Sclerenchyma.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology The hard integument of crustaceans.
  • noun sclerenchyma

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