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1. An edge of hard skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail.
2. The narrow band of epidermis extending from the nail wall onto the nail surface.
3. A hardened noncellular layer secreted by and covering the epidermis in many invertebrates.
4. The thin outermost noncellular layer covering the parts of plants that are above the ground and helping to prevent water loss.
5. Etymology: from Latin cuticula, "little skin".
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