carapace defined in 1951 yearcarapace - carapace;
carapace - (1) Shield of exoskeleton covering part of the body (several segments) of some Arthropoda, e.g. crabs. (2) Dorsal part of 'shell' of Chelonia, consisting of plates beneath the skin fused with ribs of vertebral column.
near carapace in Knolik
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