cuticle


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Synonyms for cuticle

the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail

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hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

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Arthropod cuticle is a classic object of study by paleontologists, morphologists, cytologists, physiologists, and biochemists (Dennell 1947, Richards 1951, Roer & Dillaman 1984, Willis 1999, Locke 2001, Havemann et al.
Candice then pushes my cuticles back gently with a nail care machine.
The Bare Hands Lavender & Mint Nourishing Hand and Cuticle Cream contain vitamins, grape seed extract and shea butter to moisturize and rejuvenate dry skin.
Psoriasis, infections, or cysts and warts in the cuticle area may also affect nails and need medical attention.
The cuticle represents 25% of the dry weight of the entire insect body.
Don't leave them too long, or cut them too short; * File them after cutting, smoothing the ends of the nail; * Use cuticle cream to help soften the area; * Use a foot file to gently buff the backs of your heels and other hard patches while they're dry.
Important for the determination of Nematomorpha species are cuticular characters such as the structure of the body cuticle or cuticular structures in the male posterior end.
A cuticle on the surface of Tmesipteris gametophytes indicates that a cuticle is characteristic of gametophytes in the Psilotaceae because gametophytes of both Psilotum and Tmesipteris are now known to have them.
Another gene tells the fresh exoskeleton to harden up, while a third prompts an enzyme to build an inner cuticle that lines the insect's gut.
Instead, it starts with loss of the cuticle due to trauma or other causes, followed by irritation, immediate or delayed allergic reaction, or immediate hypersensitivity to food ingredients handled by the patient.
Botanists in various specialties from Europe, North America, and Japan discuss plant surface science in general, and the cuticle in particular, for readers ranging from biologists working in the molecular and whole-organism level to industrial agrochemists.
The nymphs in human granulomas are typically degenerated at the time of examination (3,6,9), but the cuticle with its associated structures remains visible for some time (2).
That's why professional salon brand, Poshe, created consumer-friendly Anti-Microbial Cuticle Oil and Anti-Microbial BaseCoat, FDA registered to prevent and treat fungus, mold, and bacteria.