[ in-teg-yuh-men-tuh-ree ]
/ ɪnˌtɛg yəˈmɛn tə ri /


of, relating to, or like an integument.

Nearby words

  1. integrationist,
  2. integrative bargaining,
  3. integrator,
  4. integrity,
  5. integument,
  6. intel,
  7. intellect,
  8. intellection,
  9. intellective,
  10. intellectronics

Origin of integumentary

First recorded in 1835–45; integument + -ary

Related formssub·in·teg·u·men·ta·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for integumentary

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

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

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The integumentary folds over the nasal bones of the chick appear on or about the tenth day.

Word Origin and History for integumentary



1826, from integument + -ary.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper