Meaning of “cuticle” in the English Dictionary

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"cuticle" in English

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cuticlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkjuː.tɪ.kəl/ us /ˈkjuː.t̬ɪ.kəl/

Examples from literature

  • In a few days the yellow hue becomes more intense, and particularly on the cuticle, the conjunctiva, the iris, the gums, and the lips. 
  • Some persons are troubled by the cuticle adhering to the nail as it grows. 
  • The cuticle adheres to the nail around its entire circumference so that the covering over the dermis is complete. 
  • The cuticle is constantly undergoing renewal. 
  • We may here observe that the cuticle contains the pigment for coloring the skin. 

(Definition of “cuticle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cuticle" in American English

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cuticlenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkju·t̬ɪ·kəl/

the thin skin at the base of the nails on the fingers and toes

biology Cuticle is also the outer layer of a plant, which protects it.

(Definition of “cuticle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)