What does carapace mean?

1 : a bony or chitinous case or shield covering the back or part of the back of an animal (such as a turtle or crab)

What does the carapace do?

Enter your search terms: carapace kâr´əpās [key], shield, or shell covering, found over all or part of the anterior dorsal portion of an animal. In lobsters, shrimps, crayfish, and crabs, the carapace is the part of the exoskeleton that covers the head and thorax and protects the dorsal and lateral surfaces.

Is Carapaced a word?

noun. a bony or chitinous shield, test, or shell covering some or all of the dorsal part of an animal, as of a turtle.

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