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cuticle

Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːtɪkəl/

Translation of cuticle in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Botany/Botánica] cutícula (feminine); (of nails) cutícula (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Creams soften the nails and feet, toenails are trimmed and an oscillating machine tidies up the cuticles and removes dead or hard skin.
    • In addition, the cuticle of the fingernails often gets very ragged, overgrown, and irregular.
    • The company, based in Marina Del Rey, Calif., makes Voter Control Ink, a dye that stains fingernails and cuticles for up to 48 hours and helps to prevent voter fraud.

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