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

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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