integument

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noun in·teg·u·ment \in-ˈte-gyə-mənt\

Definition of integument

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

integumentary

play \-ˈmen-t(ə-)rē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of integument

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


First Known Use: circa 1611

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integument

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noun in·teg·u·ment \in-ˈteg-yə-mənt\

Medical Definition of integument

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

integumentary

\-ˈment-ə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\play adjective

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