[ teg-yuh-muhnt ]
/ ˈtɛg yə mənt /
a covering or vestment; integument.
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Origin of tegument
OTHER WORDS FROM tegumentteg·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
Words nearby tegument
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British Dictionary definitions for tegument
/ (ˈtɛɡjʊmənt) /
a less common word for integument
Derived forms of tegumenttegumental (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
[ tĕg′yə-mənt ]
A natural outer covering; an integument.
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