Integument meaning

ĭn-tĕgyo͝o-mənt
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A natural outer covering or coat, such as the skin of an animal or the membrane enclosing an organ.
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(botany) The outermost layer or layers of an ovule.
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A natural outer covering of the body or of a plant, including skin, shell, hide, husk, or rind.
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The enveloping membrane of the body, including the dermis, epidermis, hairs, nails, and sebaceous, mammary, and sweat glands.
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The membrane, capsule, skin, or other covering of any body or part.
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A natural outer covering of an animal or plant or of one of its parts, such as skin, a shell, or the part of a plant ovule that develops into a seed coat.
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(biology) An outer protective covering such as the feathers or skin of an animal, a rind or shell.
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(botany) The outer layer of an ovule, which develops into the seed coat.
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Origin of integument

  • Latin integumentum from integere to cover in- on in–2 tegere to cover (s)teg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin integumentum (“a covering”).

    From Wiktionary