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integument

[in-teg-yuh-muh nt] /ɪnˈtɛg yə mənt/
noun
1.
a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind.
2.
any covering, coating, enclosure, etc.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin integumentum a covering. See in-2, tegument
Synonyms
1. cortex, involucre, involucrum.
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Examples from the web for integument
  • The internal layer of the prepuce is directly continuous, along the line of the neck, with the integument over the glans.
  • The superficial fascia is found immediately beneath the integument over almost the entire surface of the body.
  • It is covered by the parotid gland, and by the integument.
  • The cutaneous stratum is derived from the integument lining the meatus.
British Dictionary definitions for integument

integument

/ɪnˈtɛɡjʊmənt/
noun
1.
the protective layer around an ovule that becomes the seed coat
2.
the outer protective layer or covering of an animal, such as skin or a cuticle
Derived Forms
integumental, integumentary, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin integumentum, from tegere to cover
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Word Origin and History for integument
n.

1610s, from Latin integumentum "a covering," from integere "to cover over," from in- "in, upon" (see in- (2)) + tegere "to cover" (see stegosaurus).

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integument in Medicine

integument in·teg·u·ment (ĭn-těg'yu-mənt)
n.

  1. The enveloping membrane of the body, including the dermis, epidermis, hair, nails, and sebaceous, sweat, and mammary glands.

  2. The membrane, capsule, skin, or other covering of a body or a part.


in·teg'u·men'ta·ry (-měn'tə-rē, -měn'trē) adj.
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integument in Science
integument
  (ĭn-těg'y-mənt)   
A natural outer covering of an animal or plant or of one of its parts, such as skin, a shell, or the part of a plant ovule that develops into a seed coat.
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