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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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Thus, preserved trichomes and induments may he of particular interest in elucidating (aut-)ecological aspects of scrambling/climbing pteridosperms (Kerp, 1990; Krings, 1997; Krings et al., 2002).
Locking up, she orders the three to undress, their induments cascading upon the floor, each in turn flopping upon the bed, and all heavily edited in mathematical precision to the accompaniment of a Baroque fugue.
The use of induments as fetish objects in Le buttane has its precedents in Teorema (1968) and sections of numerous other Pasolini films.