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CARAPACE (a Fr. word, from the Span. ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 301 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CARAPACE (a Fr. word, from the Span. carapacho, a shield or armour), the upper shell of a crustacean, tortoise or turtle. The covering'of the armadillo is called a carapace, as is also the hard case in which certain of the Infusoria are enclosed.
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