endocuticle

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • endocuticle — noun The inner, elastic layer of the cuticle of an insect …   Wiktionary

  • endocuticle — en·do·cu·ti·cle (en″do kuґtĭ kəl) [endo + L. cuticula] the inner layer of the procuticle in certain crustaceans and arthropods, which is almost entirely composed of protein and chitin …   Medical dictionary

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  • arthropod — /ahr threuh pod /, n. 1. any invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having a segmented body, jointed limbs, and usually a chitinous shell that undergoes moltings, including the insects, spiders and other arachnids, crustaceans, and myriapods. adj …   Universalium

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