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mx id: 585 | OBO id: HAO:0000240 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000240
cuticle synonyms: cuticula, exoskeleton
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Definition:
The acellular anatomical structure that is the external layer of the integument (covers the entire body surface as well as lines ectodermal invaginations such as the stomodeum, proctodeum and tracheae) and produced by the epidermal cells.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2014 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The cuticle is a acellular anatomical structure.
The cuticle is part of the integument.

Label usage (sensu)
cuticle by Nichols, S. W. (eds.). 1989. The Torre-Bueno Glossary of Entomology. New York Entomological Society and the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
cuticula by Curators, H. A. O. 2009. The Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology Curation Team. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
cuticula by Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
exoskeleton by Curators, H. A. O. 2009. The Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology Curation Team. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
cuticle by Miko, I. 2009. -2014 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

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