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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.
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The largest concentrations of tegumentary sensors are found on the antennules, antennae, mouth appendages, and pereiopods, which most often encounter food and substrate (Anger 2001).