integuments

integument

[in-teg-yuh-muhnt]
noun
1.
a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind.
2.
any covering, coating, enclosure, etc.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin integumentum a covering. See in-2, tegument


1. cortex, involucre, involucrum.
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integument (ɪnˈtɛɡjʊmənt)
 
n
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
 
[C17: from Latin integumentum, from tegere to cover]
 
integu'mental
 
adj
 
integu'mentary
 
adj

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integument
1611, from L. integumentem "a covering," from in- "in, upon" + tegere "to cover" (see stegosaurus).
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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   (ĭn-těg'y-mənt)  Pronunciation Key 
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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