integument[in teg′yo̵̅o̅ mənt, -yə-]
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”).