tough but flexible, non-mineral outer coverings of an organism, or parts of an organism, that provide protection. Cuticles are non-homologous, differing in their origin, structure and chemical composition[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuticle http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3348965&group_id=36855&atid=440764 ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

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uberon_slim, grouping_class, non_informative

definition

tough but flexible, non-mineral outer coverings of an organism, or parts of an organism, that provide protection. Cuticles are non-homologous, differing in their origin, structure and chemical composition[WP].

editor note

TODO - check cuticle vs exoskeleton. Note that GO has a very generic definition of cuticle. See also arthropod-anatomy ontology. Note in ncit Cuticle is a plant part

has related synonym

cuticular exoskeleton

cuticula

id

UBERON:0001002

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