- a covering or vestment; integument.
Origin of tegument
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- a less common word for integument
C15: from Latin tegumentum a covering, from tegere to cover
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Word Origin and History for tegumental
mid-15c., from Latin tegumentum "a covering, a cover," from tegere "to cover," from PIE root *(s)teg- "to cover" (see stegosaurus).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to the integument.
- A natural outer covering; an integument.
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