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  1. carapace

    • IPA[ˈkerəˌpās]

    美式

    • n.
      the hard upper shell of a turtle, crustacean, or arachnid;something regarded as a protective or defensive covering
    • noun: carapace, plural noun: carapaces

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the hard upper shell of a turtle, crustacean, or arachnid the study found oil in the carapace of 29 sea turtles that returned to feed in the spill area
    • something regarded as a protective or defensive covering under her carapace of self-confidence she was very sensitive to criticism I don't blame him for building a carapace around his true self