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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Angiosperm seed maturation is a complex process resulting from the coordinated and concomitant growth and development of distinct structures: tegument, endosperm, and embryo (Ingram, 2010; Kesavan, Song, & Seo, 2013).
Tegument dormancy was overcome with immersion of the seeds, respectively, for 15 and 30 min in sulfuric acid, and washing in running water.
If the tegument covering the fracture seat stays intact, this is a closed fracture; if at tegument level, in a direct or indirect relation to the fracture seat there is a continuity solution, this is an open fracture, exposed to contamination or infection.
Tegument covered with large spines distributed in 9-10 transverse rows between anterior organ and ventral sucker, posterior spines smaller and scattered in lateral fields.
HB-101 is a bivalent CMV vaccine candidate based on Vaxwave vectors expressing two human CMV antigens, the tegument protein pp65 and a truncated isoform of the fusion protein gB.
The tegument of this species is very hard and since no treatment was performed to overcome the dormancy, the high temperature has probably acted as a determining factor for a vigor increase.
2013), the fermentation process promotes temperature rise from 2 to 3[degrees]C, heating the seeds, promoting not only the degradation of the sarcotesta by the action of the microorganisms present in the process, but also can contribute to the elimination of possible dormancies caused by the impermeability of the tegument.
It is surrounded by an envelope which consists of a lipid embedded glycoproteins bilayer and a proteinaceous region between the capsid and envelope called tegument [1].
Spines were larger on the anterior and anterior mid body regions than other parts of the tegument Fig1 (c, d and e).
Many antibodies are targeted at pp65 (UL83, a tegument component) or other early/immediate early CMV antigens, whereas other commercial products are antibody cocktails.
Rosenthal (18) proposed four aetiological mechanisms of striae formation: insufficient development of tegument, including elastic properties deficiency; rapid stretching of the skin; endocrinal changes; and other causes, possibly toxic.