carapace

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /ˈkɛr.əˌpeɪs/ or /ˈkæ.rəˌpeɪs/
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Noun[change]

Singular
carapace

Plural
carapaces

Diagram of a prawn, with the carapace highlighted in red.
  1. A carapace is the hard protective covering of an animal, especially one that covers the dorsal portion of it.