Tegument definition

tĕgyə-mənt
A natural outer covering; an integument.
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A natural outer covering; an integument.
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Something which covers; a covering or coating.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tegument
Plural:
teguments

Origin of tegument

  • Middle English from Latin tegumentum from tegere to cover (s)teg- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin tegumentum, from tegere "˜to cover'.

    From Wiktionary