[in-doo-men-tuhm, -dyoo-]
noun, plural indumenta [in-doo-men-tuh, -dyoo-] , indumentums. Botany, Zoology.
a dense, hairy covering.

1840–50; < Neo-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 Unabridged
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indumentum (ɪndjʊˈmɛntəm)
n , pl -ta, -tums
an outer covering, such as hairs or down on a plant or leaf, feathers, fur, etc
[C19: Latin, literally: garment]

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