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tegument

[ teg-yuh-muhnt ]
/ ˈtɛg yə mənt /
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noun
a covering or vestment; integument.
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Origin of tegument

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin tegumentum, equivalent to tegu- (see tegmen) + -mentum-ment

OTHER WORDS FROM tegument

teg·u·men·tal [teg-yuh-men-tl], /ˌtɛg yəˈmɛn tl/, teg·u·men·ta·ry [teg-yuh-men-tuh-ree, -tree], /ˌtɛg yəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri/, adjectivesub·teg·u·men·tal, adjectivesub·teg·u·men·ta·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tegument

tegument
/ (ˈtɛɡjʊmənt) /

noun
a less common word for integument

Derived forms of tegument

tegumental (ˌtɛɡjʊˈmɛntəl) or tegumentary, adjective

Word Origin for tegument

C15: from Latin tegumentum a covering, from tegere to cover
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Medical definitions for tegument

tegument
[ tĕgyə-mənt ]

n.
A natural outer covering; an integument.
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