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indumentum

[in-doo-men-tuh m, -dyoo-] /ˌɪn dʊˈmɛn təm, -dyʊ-/
noun, plural indumenta
[in-doo-men-tuh, -dyoo-] /ˌɪn dʊˈmɛn tə, -dyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
indumentums. Botany, Zoology.
1.
a dense, hairy covering.
Origin of indumentum
1840-1850
1840-50; < New Latin, Latin: “garment, covering,” equivalent to Latin induere “to put on, don” (ind-, by-form of in- in-2 + -uere, from a Proto-Indo-European root eu- “to dress”; cf. exuviae) + -mentum -ment
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indumentum

/ɪndjʊˈmɛntəm/
noun (pl) -ta (-tə), -tums
1.
an outer covering, such as hairs or down on a plant or leaf, feathers, fur, etc
Word Origin
C19: Latin, literally: garment
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