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indumentum

[ in-doo-men-tuhm, -dyoo- ]
/ 藢瑟n d蕣藞m蓻n t蓹m, -dy蕣- /
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noun, plural in路du路men路ta [in-doo-men-tuh, -dyoo-], /藢瑟n d蕣藞m蓻n t蓹, -dy蕣-/, in路du路men路tums.Botany, Zoology.
a dense, hairy covering.
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Origin of indumentum

1840鈥50; <New Latin, Latin: 鈥済arment, covering,鈥 equivalent to Latin induere 鈥渢o put on, don鈥 (ind-, by-form of in- in-2 + -uere, from a Proto-Indo-European root eu- 鈥渢o dress鈥; cf. exuviae) + -mentum -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for indumentum

indumentum
/ (瑟ndj蕣藞m蓻nt蓹m) /

noun plural -ta (-t蓹) or -tums
an outer covering, such as hairs or down on a plant or leaf, feathers, fur, etc

Word Origin for indumentum

C19: Latin, literally: garment
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