endocuticle

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endocuticle

(ˈɛndəʊˌkjuːtɪkəl)
n
(Zoology) the inner layer of the cuticle of an insect
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anisopliae could penetrate the procuticle, it was observed that the cuticle of Hodotermopsis sjoestedti had the ability to trigger the prophenoloxydase cascade within the cuticle itself, without the involvement of hemocytes from the hemocoel.
The cuticle consists of three main layers: the epicuticle, the exocuticle and the endocuticle, where the latter two layers form the procuticle.