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 for carapace
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carapace \Car"a*pace\ (k[a^]r"[.a]*p[=a]s), n. [F.] (Zool.)
     The thick shell or shield which covers the back of the
     tortoise, or turtle, the crab, and other crustaceous animals.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as
           arthropods and turtles [syn: carapace, shell,
           cuticle, shield]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "carapace":
     armor, chitin, cortex, elytron, episperm, lorica, lorication, mail,
     pericarp, plate, protective covering, scute, scutum, shell, shield,
     test, testa, thick skin

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