a natural outer covering of the body or of a plant, including skin, shell, hide, husk, or rind
Origin of integumentClassical Latin integumentum, a covering from integere, to cover from in-, in, upon + tegere, to cover: see thatch
- A natural outer covering or coat, such as the skin of an animal or the membrane enclosing an organ.
- Botany The outermost layer or layers of an ovule.
Origin of integumentLatin integumentum from integere to cover in- on ; see in- 2. tegere to cover ; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin integumentum (“a covering”).