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indumentum

[in-doo-men-tuh m, -dyoo-] /ˌɪn dʊˈmɛn təm, -dyʊ-/
noun, plural indumenta
[in-doo-men-tuh, -dyoo-] /ˌɪn dʊˈmɛn tə, -dyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
indumentums. Botany, Zoology
1.
a dense, hairy covering.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < New Latin; Latin: garment, covering, equivalent to Latin indu(ere) to put on, don (ind-, by-form of in- in2 + -uere, from a v. base *eu- or *ou- (> ū-), akin to OCS obuti, Lithuanian aũti to put on (shoes); cf. exuviae) + -mentum -ment
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indumentum

/ɪndjʊˈmɛntəm/
noun (pl) -ta (-tə), -tums
1.
an outer covering, such as hairs or down on a plant or leaf, feathers, fur, etc
Word Origin
C19: Latin, literally: garment
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