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in·teg·u·ment

 (ĭn-tĕg′yo͝o-mənt)
n.
1. A natural outer covering or coat, such as the skin of an animal or the membrane enclosing an organ.
2. Botany The outermost layer or layers of an ovule.

[Latin integumentum, from integere, to cover : in-, on; see in-2 + tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

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

integument

(ɪnˈtɛɡjʊmənt)
n
1. (Botany) the protective layer around an ovule that becomes the seed coat
2. (Animals) the outer protective layer or covering of an animal, such as skin or a cuticle
[C17: from Latin integumentum, from tegere to cover]
inˌteguˈmental, inˌteguˈmentary adj

in•teg•u•ment

(ɪnˈtɛg yə mənt)

n.
1. a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind.
2. any covering, coating, or enclosure.
[1605–15; < Latin integumentum a covering, derivative of integere to cover, roof. See in-2, tegument]
in•teg`u•men′ta•ry (-ˈmɛn tə ri) adj.

in·teg·u·ment

(ĭn-tĕg′yo͝o-mənt)
A natural outer covering of an animal or a plant, such as skin, a seed coat, or a shell.

integument

skin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.integument - an outer protective covering such as the skin of an animal or a cuticle or seed coat or rind or shell
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"

integument

noun
The tissue forming the external covering of the body:
Translations
Integument
integumenttiruumiinpeite

integument

[ɪnˈtegjʊmənt] N (frm) → integumento m

integument

nIntegument nt (spec)

integument

[ɪnˈtɛgjʊmənt] ntegumento
References in classic literature ?
But humanity has triumphed over clothes; the look, the touch of a dress has become alive; and the woman who stitched herself into these material integuments has now permeated right through and gone out to the tip of her skirt.
Charity and the rest of them seemed to take a delight in putting impossible buttons and ties in the middle of his back; but he would have gone without nether integuments altogether, sooner than have had recourse to female valeting.
Assuming the blubber to be the skin of the whale; then, when this skin, as in the case of a very large Sperm Whale, will yield the bulk of one hundred barrels of oil; and, when it is considered that, in quantity, or rather weight, that oil, in its expressed state, is only three fourths, and not the entire substance of the coat; some idea may hence be had of the enormousness of that animated mass, a mere part of whose mere integument yields such a lake of liquid as that.
At first, I say, the handling-machine did not impress me as a machine, but as a crablike creature with a glittering integument, the controlling Martian whose delicate tentacles actuated its movements seeming to be simply the equivalent of the crab's cerebral portion.
As that gentleman happened at the moment to be staring me squarely in the face as I stood by the roadside it was not altogether clear whether he was addressing me or his beasts; nor could I say if they were named Fuddy and Duddy and were both subjects of the imperative verb "to gee-up." Anyhow the command produced no effect on us, and the queer little man removed his eyes from mine long enough to spear Fuddy and Duddy alternately with a long pole, remarking, quietly but with feeling: "Dern your skin," as if they enjoyed that integument in common.
One morning the few lonely trees and the thorns of the hedgerows appeared as if they had put off a vegetable for an animal integument. Every twig was covered with a white nap as of fur grown from the rind during the night, giving it four times its usual stoutness; the whole bush or tree forming a staring sketch in white lines on the mournful gray of the sky and horizon.
Our outside and often thin and fanciful clothes are our epidermis, or false skin, which partakes not of our life, and may be stripped off here and there without fatal injury; our thicker garments, constantly worn, are our cellular integument, or cortex; but our shirts are our liber, or true bark, which cannot be removed without girdling and so destroying the man.
Clare had been deaf to her violence, insensible to her caresses, blind to her tears; but under the tough integument of his philosophy he had a heart -and it answered that hopeless appeal; it felt those touching words.
These seeds consist of an embryo that can vary size but is normally small with endosperm surrounded by two integuments (the outer with multiple layers and the inner thin), which protect the seed during maturation, dispersal and dormancy.
The prisoner's body was placed on a table in the local court, "outward integuments" (skin and hair) removed and displayed to the crowd.
The carpels associated with Pennipollis (Pennicarpus) contain one orthotropous seed with no structural layer in the seed coat and an unknown number of integuments. Friis et al.