Epicuticle



[ep-i-kyoo-ti-kuh l] /ˌɛp ɪˈkyu tɪ kəl/

noun
1.
the thin, waxy outer layer of the insect exoskeleton.
/ˈɛpɪˌkjuːtɪkəl/
noun
1.
(botany) a waxy layer on the surface of the cuticle
2.
(zoology) the outermost lipoprotein layer of the insect cuticle

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