tegument

tegument

[teg-yuh-muhnt]
noun
a covering or vestment; integument.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin tegumentum, equivalent to tegu- (see tegmen) + -mentum -ment

tegumental [teg-yuh-men-tl] , tegumentary [teg-yuh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] , adjective
subtegumental, adjective
subtegumentary, adjective
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tegument (ˈtɛɡjʊmənt)
 
n
a less common word for integument
 
[C15: from Latin tegumentum a covering, from tegere to cover]
 
tegumental
 
adj
 
tegu'mentary
 
adj

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tegument
c.1440, from L. tegumentum "a covering, a cover," from tegere "to cover," from PIE base *(s)teg- "to cover" (see stegosaurus).
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tegument teg·u·ment (těg'yə-mənt)
n.
A natural outer covering; an integument.

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