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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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Plant trichomes are important to descriptive and experimental botanists and data about them and their indumenta are routinely included in many studies.
Por un lado, puede apreciarse en la ornamentacion que embellece la indumenta y, por otro, en la trabajada minuciosidad del frasco de orfebreria.