Cu"ti*cle (k?"t?-k'l), n. [L. cuticula, dim. of cuttis skin; akin to E. hide skin of an animal.]

1. Anat.

The scarfskin or epidermis. See Skin.

2. Bot.

The outermost skin or pellicle of a plant, found especially in leaves and young stems.


A thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid.


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