integument


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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 periodicals archive ?
Finding nothing else on his integument, I turned to leave.
Gashed landmark of abdomen it gathers: a drawstring of limbs, integument, bulk that, when pulled, snaps the body up.
Immediate damages are those visible to naked eye, such as integument rupture and separated and broken cotyledons.
This aims to promote cotyledon grain hydration by passing water through capillaries reported in the integument and hilum.
The plaques are crescent shaped giving the integument a sculptured or wrinkled appearance (Fig.
May 4 ~ May 7###Microspore tetrad stage###Inner and outer integument initiation to elongation
Given the extraordinary axial morphology and movements of hagfishes, the probable but unresolved functional link between fish integument and locomotion, and the overall paucity of data, the skins of myxinid fishes make a fascinating and convenient system for investigating morphological and mechanical characteristics associated with whole-body knotting movements.
observing that besides the presence of bitegmic ovules, all species are characterized by the absence of vascular bundle in the inner integument.
They cover the chemical basis for life, tissues, the integument and related structures, various body systems, nutrients and metabolism, pregnancy, development, and lactation in relation to horses, dogs, cats, cows, and other animals, and avian, amphibian, and reptilian anatomy and physiology.
On the other side, Bower and Blackbourn (2003) report that some geoducks (Panopea generosa) collected in BC had dark thickened integument (periostracum) on the siphon and/or mantle that appeared brown or black.
The integument consists of outer epidermis with narrow and tangentially elongated cells and (Figure 1C) in the micropyle region the cells are short and quadrilateral.