integument

noun
in·​teg·​u·​ment | \ in-ˈte-gyə-mənt How to pronounce integument (audio) \

Definition of integument

: something that covers or encloses especially : an enveloping layer (such as a skin, membrane, or cuticle) of an organism or one of its parts

Other Words from integument

integumentary \ in-​ˌte-​gyə-​ˈmen-​t(ə-​)rē How to pronounce integumentary (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of integument

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for integument

Latin integumentum, from integere to cover, from in- + tegere to cover — more at thatch

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integument

noun
in·​teg·​u·​ment | \ in-ˈteg-yə-mənt How to pronounce integument (audio) \

Medical Definition of integument

: an enveloping layer (as a skin, membrane, or husk) of an organism or one of its parts

Other Words from integument

integumentary \ -​ˈment-​ə-​rē, -​ˈmen-​trē How to pronounce integumentary (audio) \ adjective

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