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The bodily system consisting of the skin and its associated structures, such as the hair, nails, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands.
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|Noun||1.||integumentary system - the skin and its appendages|
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
glandulae sebaceae, sebaceous follicle, sebaceous gland - a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
nail - horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
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