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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.
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Adj.1.integumentary - of or relating to the integument
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