# 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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