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tegument

[teg-yuh-muh nt] /ˈtɛg yə mənt/
noun
1.
a covering or vestment; integument.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin tegumentum, equivalent to tegu- (see tegmen) + -mentum -ment
Related forms
tegumental
[teg-yuh-men-tl] /ˌtɛg yəˈmɛn tl/ (Show IPA),
tegumentary
[teg-yuh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] /ˌtɛg yəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri/ (Show IPA),
adjective
subtegumental, adjective
subtegumentary, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tegument

tegument

/ˈtɛɡjʊmənt/
noun
1.
a less common word for integument
Derived Forms
tegumental (ˌtɛɡjʊˈmɛntəl), tegumentary, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Latin tegumentum a covering, from tegere to cover
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Word Origin and History for tegument
n.

mid-15c., from Latin tegumentum "a covering, a cover," from tegere "to cover," from PIE root *(s)teg- "to cover" (see stegosaurus).

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tegument in Medicine

tegument teg·u·ment (těg'yə-mənt)
n.
A natural outer covering; an integument.

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