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1. The epidermis of the skin.

2. A solid or semi-solid layer of material covering epithelium.

3. A layer of cells such as the outer layer of cells in a hair. The primary cuticle forms the remnants of the enamel organ and oral epithelium covering the enamel of a tooth following eruption. The secondary cuticle is formed when the ameloblasts are replaced by oral epithelium.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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