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Saturday, July 06, 2013

integrant

\IN-ti-gruhnt\ , adjective;
1.
making up or being a part of a whole; constituent.
noun:
1.
an integrant part.
2.
a solid, rigid sheet of building material composed of several layers of the same or of different materials.
Quotes:
First-class relics were taken from the body or any of its integrant parts, such as limbs, ashes, and bones.
-- Alice Fulton, The Nightingales of Troy, 2010
They begin in earnest to win back their public, found to be an integrant of their attachment, after all. It is not easy.
-- Robert Coover, Prick Songs & Descants, 1969
Origin:
Integrant comes from the Latin word integrāre meaning "to integrate." It is also related to the word integer.
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