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[in-teg-yuh-men-tuh-ree] /ɪnˌtɛg yəˈmɛn tə ri/
of, relating to, or like an integument.
Origin of integumentary
First recorded in 1835-45; integument + -ary
Related forms
subintegumentary, adjective Unabridged
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  • The integumentary folds over the nasal bones of the chick appear on or about the tenth day.

  • In my original specimens the integumentary spines had fallen, probably as a result of post-mortem decomposition.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • In this way contraction of the body, aided by the integumentary denticles, will secure their entrance into the nasal cavities.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
Word Origin and History for integumentary

1826, from integument + -ary.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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