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cutis

Definitions of cutis
  1. noun
    a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    synonyms: skin, tegument
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    investment
    outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
    thick skin
    skin that is very thick (as an elephant or rhinoceros)
    skin graft
    a piece of skin taken from a donor area and surgically grafted at the site of an injury or burn
    buff
    bare skin; naked
    dewlap
    a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck
    foreskin, prepuce
    a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
    foreskin, prepuce
    a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
    scalp
    the skin that covers the top of the head
    cuticle
    the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail
    agnail, hangnail
    a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected
    pellicle
    thin protective membrane in some protozoa
    type of:
    body covering
    any covering for the body or a body part
    connective tissue
    tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
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