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Noun: carapace  'ker-u,peys [N. Amer], 'ka-ru,peys [Brit]
  1. Hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
    - shell, cuticle, shield

Derived forms: carapaces

Type of: scute

Part of: arthropod, mollusc, mollusk, shellfish, turtle

Encyclopedia: Carapace