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integument

integument

noun in·teg·u·ment \in-ˈte-gyə-mənt\

Definition of INTEGUMENT

:  something that covers or encloses; especially :  an enveloping layer (as a skin, membrane, or cuticle) of an organism or one of its parts
in·teg·u·men·ta·ry \-ˈmen-t(ə-)rē\ adjective

Origin of INTEGUMENT

Latin integumentum, from integere to cover, from in- + tegere to cover — more at thatch
First Known Use: circa 1611

Other Zoology Terms

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integument

noun in·teg·u·ment \in-ˈteg-yə-mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTEGUMENT

:  an enveloping layer (as a skin, membrane, or husk) of an organism or one of its parts
in·teg·u·men·ta·ry \-ˈment-ə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\ adjective

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