cuticulin layer
1. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
In mites, the epiostracum.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Layer extending over the surface of the body and over cuticular projections such as bristles and scales as well as epidermal invaginations.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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