What is another word for cuticle?

Pronunciation: [kjˈuːtɪkə͡l] (IPA)

The cuticle is the thin, transparent layer of skin found at the base of the nail bed. Though it is typically referred to by this specific name, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe this part of the body. Some possible alternatives include the nail fold, eponychium, or even simply the skin around the nail. In some cases, the term "nail plate" can also be used to describe the part of the nail that sits on top of the cuticle. While each of these terms may have slightly different connotations or uses, they all refer to the same general area of the body.

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Usage examples for Cuticle

The cuticle of the pileus is plain or torn into scales which are wood brown, or when close together they are often darker, sometimes nearly black.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc."
George Francis Atkinson
The flesh is white or tinged with yellow, sometimes reddish under the cuticle.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc."
George Francis Atkinson
The blisters should be opened to let the contained fluid escape, but do not pull off the thin cuticle which has been raised by the blister.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler

Famous quotes with Cuticle

  • The soul of a man has a series of concentric envelopes round it, like the core of an onion, or the innermost of a nest of boxes. First he has his natural garment of flesh and blood. Then, his artificial integuments, with their true skin of solid stuffs, their cuticle of lighter tissues, and their variously tinted pigments. Thirdly, his domicile, be it a single chamber or a stately mansion. And then, the whole visible world, in which Time buttons him up as in a loose outside wrapper.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  • It was so much like having sex with the wind. It complicated things and blew away and softly separated and slid back around him. The wire was about pain too: it would always be there, jutting into his feet, the weight of the bar, the dryness of the throat, the throb of his arms, but the joy was losing the pain so that it no longer mattered. So too with his breathing. He wanted his breath to enter the wire so that he was nothing. This sense of losing himself. Every nerve. Every cuticle. He hit it on the towers. The logic became unfixed. It was the point where there was no time. The wind was blowing and his body could have experienced it years in advance.
    Colum McCann

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