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in·du·men·tum

 (ĭn′do͞o-mĕn′təm, -dyo͞o-) also in·du·ment (ĭn′də-mənt, -dyə-)
n. pl. in·du·men·ta (-mĕn′tə) also in·du·ments
A covering of fine hairs or scales.

[Latin indūmentum, garment, from induere, to put a garment on; see endue.]
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Noun1.indument - a covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales) as on a leaf or insect
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
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D'apres lui, ils attendent des pays occidentaux determines a soutenir la liberte d'expression, d'association et de rassemblement qu'ils fassent preuve d'impartialite et qu'ils ne s'ingerent pas indument dans les affaires interieures du Zimbabwe.
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The presence or absence of acule and domatia (GONCALVES & LORENZI, 2007) and trichomes and types of tricoma and indument (BEENTJE, 2016) were evaluated according to the literature.
Fronds are long-petiolate, with stramineous petioles as long or longer than the lamina; indument of simple hairs 0.1-0.15 mm long; laminae have (2-) 4-7 (-11) pairs of lateral ascending pinnae, pinnae are narrow-lanceolate, 3-4.5 cm wide, with acuminate apices and bases gradually attenuate, asymmetric, decurrent on the basiscopic side (Figure 1 A and B), with 5-7 areoles at the middle of lateral pinnae.
pudibunda by both sharing leaves with two pairs of leaflets and stipitulate extrafloral nectaries localized on the rachis, but differs by consistency, indument and position of the midrib of the leaflets and size of the flowers (as mentioned in S.
decumbent, erect (among others) sporophyll, and indument details, and leaf venation whenever possible.
Or, chacun sait que bon nombre de reglements amiables sont conclus par necessite, en ce sens que la decision des parties aura ete indument influencee par l'inaccessibilite de notre systeme de justice civile.