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integumentary

[in-teg-yuh-men-tuh-ree]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or like an integument.
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Origin of integumentary

First recorded in 1835–45; integument + -ary
Related formssub·in·teg·u·men·ta·ry, adjective
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Examples from the Web for integumentary

Historical Examples

  • The integumentary folds over the nasal bones of the chick appear on or about the tenth day.

    Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl

    Charles Benedict Davenport

  • 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

adj.

1826, from integument + -ary.

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