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.
integument - Medical Definition
- The enveloping membrane of the body, including the dermis, epidermis, hairs, nails, and sebaceous, mammary, and sweat glands.
- The membrane, capsule, skin, or other covering of any body or part.
- in·teg′u·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē)