Definition of carapace in English:
The hard upper shell of a tortoise, crustacean, or arachnid: figurative under her carapace of self-confidence she was very sensitive to criticism
More example sentences
- The hard carapace or upper shell of some sea turtles acts as a protection from predators.
- Some have distinctive markings on their heads and on their carapace, or upper shell.
- These genera have well-ornamented carapaces that exhibit carapace width and length ratios that differ from the other genera within the family.
Definition of carapace in:
- US English dictionary
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