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teg·u·ment

 (tĕg′yə-mənt)
n.
A natural outer covering; an integument.

[Middle English, from Latin tegumentum, from tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

teg′u·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē), teg′u·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.

tegument

(ˈtɛɡjʊmənt)
n
(Biology) a less common word for integument
[C15: from Latin tegumentum a covering, from tegere to cover]
tegumental, ˌteguˈmentary adj

teg•u•ment

(ˈtɛg yə mənt)

n.
a covering or vestment; integument.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin tegumentum=tegu- (see tegmen) + -mentum -ment]
teg`u•men′tal (-ˈmɛn tl) teg`u•men′ta•ry, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touchtegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
investment - outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
thick skin - skin that is very thick (as an elephant or rhinoceros)
body covering - any covering for the body or a body part
pressure point - an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure; "you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"
skin graft - a piece of skin taken from a donor area and surgically grafted at the site of an injury or burn
buff - bare skin; naked; "swimming in the buff"
dewlap - a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck
epidermis, cuticle - the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
skin cell - any of the cells making up the skin
corium, derma, dermis - the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
macule, macula - a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
freckle, lentigo - a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
liver spot - a type of skin disease that causes brown spots on the skin
milium, whitehead - a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
blackhead, comedo - a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin
pore - any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
scab - the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
sudoriferous gland, sweat gland - any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration
integumentary system - the skin and its appendages
free nerve ending - microscopic sensory nerve endings in the skin that are not connected to any specific sensory receptor
Pacinian corpuscle - a specialized bulblike nerve ending located in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin; occurs abundantly in the skin of palms and soles and joints and genitals
foreskin, prepuce - a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
foreskin, prepuce - a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
scalp - the skin that covers the top of the head; "they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy"
cuticle - the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail
agnail, hangnail - a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected
crinkle, wrinkle, furrow, crease, seam, line - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
melanin - insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers
Translations

tegument

[ˈtegjʊmənt] Ntegumento m

teg·u·ment

n. tegumento, la piel;
estructura de cubierta.
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According to Bartoli (1974), a gymnophallid metacercariae can be identified by the following characteristics: small or minute worms, tegument spinose, oral sucker larger than ventral sucker with or without lateral projections, ventral sucker equatorial to postequaturial, excretory vesicle V or Y shaped, with long lateral arms extending to pharyngeal level and filled with excretory granules.
Cyst fluid is enriched in glycoproteins (GPs), which are good candidates for diagnosis because of high sensitivity and specificity, (22) while cyst wall and scole contain few identified with periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) (12,13) The results of immuno-peroxidase labeling (IP) and indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) also show that the tegument of T solium contains no specific antigens which are found in other Platyhelmithes.
Almonga has rhombohedric, shiny white seeds, high culinary quality with very soft tegument, and highly buttery albumen, tested by a trained sensory panel.
15 mm long, fimbriate, white, proximally yellow; stamens 5; anthers sagittate, introrse, 2.4 mm long; capsule indehiscent or rupturing irregularly, ellipsoid to orbicular, 2.6-4.2 mm wide, 4.2-5.6 mm long, style persistent; seeds ellipsoid to suborbicular, dorsiventrally flattened, 1.7-2 mm long, grayish to brown, shiny, papillose, tegument hard.
Histochemical analysis suggests presence of collagen in the tegument and out cyst wall, muscle fibers below the tegument and around the scolex area, and keratin at the base of the hooks in both species.
No sensory papillae were noted, and the entire tegument had a porous spongy structure, which may function in secretion.
Additionally, paired sets of papillae appear on the surface of the cercarial tegument, distal to the oral sucker (FIG 9).
Detection of cytomegalovirus antibodies by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using recombinant polypeptides of the large phosphorylated tegument protein pp150.
Based on previous studies using whole animal assays (1), as well as assays of whole cells in vitro (2, 3), we know that HSV enters axons and travels as an unenveloped particle - capsid plus associated tegument proteins - in a retrograde direction toward the cell body.
La genital pores marginal (134) F uterine pore and genital pores not proximate (135) F male pore at posterior end (136) M vaginal pore at posterior end (137) F tegument of adults with irregular ridges and depressions
In the laboratory, using tweezers and a light stereoscope, seeds were gently removed from the capitula and only the full (100% of the vital tissues for germination: tegument and embryo) and mature (brown tegument) seeds were selected.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Paricarana seeds classified by tegument color (orange and red) from 12 matrices collected in Boa Vista and Amajari, Roraima state, 2014.