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tegument

[teg-yuh-muh nt]
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noun
  1. 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
Related formsteg·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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Related Words for tegument

fur, coating, crust, surface, jacket, husk, membrane, rind, bark, sheath, lid, canvas, sheet, mask, screen, cap, envelope, roof, front, umbrella

British Dictionary definitions for tegument

tegument

noun
  1. a less common word for integument
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Derived Formstegumental (ˌtɛɡjʊˈmɛntəl) or tegumentary, adjective

Word Origin for tegument

C15: from Latin tegumentum a covering, from tegere to cover
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Word Origin and History for tegument

n.

mid-15c., from Latin tegumentum "a covering, a cover," from tegere "to cover," from PIE root *(s)teg- "to cover" (see stegosaurus).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

tegument in Medicine

tegument

(tĕgyə-mənt)
n.
  1. A natural outer covering; an integument.
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