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tegument

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noun teg·u·ment \ˈte-gyə-mənt\

Definition of tegument



Origin and Etymology of tegument

Middle English, from Latin tegumentum


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

tegument

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noun teg·u·ment \ˈteg-yə-mənt\

Medical Definition of tegument

tegumental

\ˌteg-yə-ˈment-əl\play adjective



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