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What am I?

I can be found in many places and in many different forms.

You might not find me adorable, but I sound like I could be.

People usually try and get rid one form of me, even though I cause no harm.

My other name sounds like I could be equestrian.

My friends think I am superficial, but I’d like to think I am a protector.

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Are you...

a cuticle?

I can be found in many places and in many different forms.

In humans: the base of a fingernail, the outer cellular layer of a hair. In arthropods, the exoskeleton. In plants, a waxy hydrophobic covering.

You might not find me adorable, but I sound like I could be.

"Cuticle" sounds like "cute" (note: this clue specifically was what led me to the answer)

People usually try and get rid one form of me, even though I cause no harm.

Apparently people try to get rid of the eponychium, the thin skin at the base of their nail, for cosmetic reasons. People are strange...

My other name sounds like I could be equestrian.

Eponychium sounds like "pony"

My friends think I am superficial, but I’d like to think I am a protector.

The eponychium is actually very important for preventing bacterial infection

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  • $\begingroup$ You are very close, you even mention the answer in your response! @ferret $\endgroup$ – Crozier Mar 11 '18 at 14:39
  • $\begingroup$ @MicCrozier updated... hopefully I am warmer and not colder! $\endgroup$ – ferret Mar 11 '18 at 15:13
  • $\begingroup$ You are correct!! :D $\endgroup$ – Crozier Mar 11 '18 at 15:16
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Are you

A cacoon

I can be found in many places and in many different forms.

This may be referring to the different forms of a caterpillar, but cacoons are found in different places and they also can look different based on the species.

You might not find me adorable, but I sound like I could be.

Some pepole don't like the white looking ones and find them creepy. Cacoon sounds like a cute word I guess?

People usually try and get rid one form of me, even though I cause no harm.

When the season is right, caterpillars come crawling out EVERYWHERE and some people find them a nuisance or are scared of them.

My other name sounds like I could be equestrian

Castillonais is a type of horse and it kinda sounds like chrysalis , the other name for a cacoon

My friends think I am superficial, but I’d like to think I am a protector.

While in the pupa (cacoon) stage, the caterpillar turns into a butterfly which is pretty. (Or it could turn into a scary moth) The cacoon protects the caterpillar.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good guess, but incorrect! :) @PaigeMeinke $\endgroup$ – Crozier Mar 10 '18 at 20:51
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Are you

Sweat

I can be found in many places and in many different forms.

There are different types of sweating in different parts of our body.

You might not find me adorable, but I sound like I could be.

The word sweat isn't adorable but the word sweet which does sound like sweat, is adorable.

People usually try and get rid one form of me, even though I cause no harm.

People use napkins or towels to get rid of sweating even though it causes no harm.

My other name sounds like I could be equestrian.

I didn't get this part.

My friends think I am superficial, but I’d like to think I am a protector.

Sweating is on the surface of the body parts. And it actually protects our health.

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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, incorrect! :) @ran $\endgroup$ – Crozier Mar 11 '18 at 14:38

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