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teg·u·ment

 (tĕg′yə-mənt)
n.
A natural outer covering; an integument.

[Middle English, from Latin tegumentum, from tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

teg′u·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē), teg′u·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.

tegument

(ˈtɛɡjʊmənt)
n
(Biology) a less common word for integument
[C15: from Latin tegumentum a covering, from tegere to cover]
tegumental, ˌteguˈmentary adj

teg•u•ment

(ˈtɛg yə mənt)

n.
a covering or vestment; integument.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin tegumentum=tegu- (see tegmen) + -mentum -ment]
teg`u•men′tal (-ˈmɛn tl) teg`u•men′ta•ry, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touchtegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
investment - outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
thick skin - skin that is very thick (as an elephant or rhinoceros)
body covering - any covering for the body or a body part
pressure point - an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure; "you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"
skin graft - a piece of skin taken from a donor area and surgically grafted at the site of an injury or burn
buff - bare skin; naked; "swimming in the buff"
dewlap - a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck
epidermis, cuticle - the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
skin cell - any of the cells making up the skin
corium, derma, dermis - the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
macule, macula - a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
freckle, lentigo - a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
liver spot - a type of skin disease that causes brown spots on the skin
milium, whitehead - a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
blackhead, comedo - a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin
pore - any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
scab - the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
sudoriferous gland, sweat gland - any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration
integumentary system - the skin and its appendages
free nerve ending - microscopic sensory nerve endings in the skin that are not connected to any specific sensory receptor
Pacinian corpuscle - a specialized bulblike nerve ending located in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin; occurs abundantly in the skin of palms and soles and joints and genitals
foreskin, prepuce - a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
foreskin, prepuce - a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
scalp - the skin that covers the top of the head; "they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy"
cuticle - the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail
agnail, hangnail - a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected
crinkle, wrinkle, furrow, crease, seam, line - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
melanin - insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers
Translations

tegument

[ˈtegjʊmənt] Ntegumento m

teg·u·ment

n. tegumento, la piel;
estructura de cubierta.
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The major target for the development of new schistosomicidal drugs is the tegument of Schistosoma, which is crucial for the parasite survival and its host immune defense (de Moraes et al.
Uncus bifurcated at base, 1/2 times as long as tegument, each fork medium-long, slender at apex, broad at base; tegumen wide and arc-shaped, socii broad and wide, incurved at apex and strongly setose, shorter than uncus; gnathos degenerated; 1 pulvinus between tegument and valva, finger-shaped protuberance at pulvini; valva clavate, wide and thick at base; cucullus thin and long, strongly sclerotized; juxta similar triangle-shaped; saccus medium-long and thin.
Tegument entirely corrugated, with several small tubercles, including basilars on basis of wings, near ocular area, and associated with abdominal spiracles in subspiracular position.
Therefore, it is of paramount importance that the tegument is wrapped around the embryo during the disinfection stage because the tegument helps to maintain the shape and serves to protect the embryo from external exposure.
Therefore, manipulating temperatures and scarification in order to remove tegument inhibition could cause caryopses to rise.
All have double-stranded linear DNA enclosed within an icosahedral capsid, protein tegument, and lipid envelope.
The capsid is covered by a proteinaceous matrix called the tegument, which is surrounded by a lipid envelope derived from host cell trans-golgi membrane (7) (Figure 3).
A therapeutic version of the vaccine, which encoded the gD2 antigen as well as the tegument proteins UL46/UL47, significantly reduced recurrence of HSV-2 lesions in guinea pigs with latent infection (p<0.
Even in the established cyst, because the laminated layer is permeable to host macromolecules (13), the outer syncitial tegument of the germinal layer is permanently exposed to complement levels.
Carapace: tegument slightly granular on the lateral margins, the rest smooth; anterior margin with a well developed median notch; anterior and posterior longitudinal sulci, lateral sulcus and postocular furrow well developed; ocular tubercle well developed, median eyes well developed, one diameter apart; with three lateral eyes on each side of the carapace placed in a small bulge, two of them placed in the lower part of it, aiming to the front and the lateral margins, and the third one, 20% smaller than the others, is placed in the upper part of the bulge, aiming to the posterolateral margin.