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Unformatted text preview: crayfishes, crabs, shrimps, and barnacles. Cuticle (kyu-tuh-kul) (1) A waxy covering on the surface of stems and leaves that acts as an adaptation that prevents desiccation in terrestrial plants. (2) The exoskeleton of an arthropod, consisting of layers of protein and chitin that are variously modified for different functions. (3) A tough coat that covers the body of a nematode. Decapod A member of the group of crustaceans that...
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