Definition of cuticle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkjuːtɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjuːtɪkl//
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an area of hard skin at the base of the nails on the fingers and toes See related entries: Skin Word Origin late 15th cent. (denoting a membrane of the body): from Latin cuticula, diminutive of cutis ‘skin’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cuticle