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Pronunciation:  in'tegyumunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an outer protective covering such as the skin of an animal or a cuticle or seed coat or rind or shell

INTEGUMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 See Also: cover, covering, natural covering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*teg"u*ment\, n. [L. integumentum, fr. integere to
cover; pref. in- in, on + tegere to cover: cf. F.
int['e]gument. See 1st {n-}, and {Tegument}.]
That which naturally invests or covers another thing, as the
testa or the tegmen of a seed; specifically (Anat.), a
covering which invests the body, as the skin, or a membrane
that invests a particular.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A covering; one of the outer layers of tissue of a plant ovule.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: border, circumference, coat, cortex, covering, crust, cuticle, dermis, envelope, epidermis, exterior, external, facade, face, facet, fell, fleece, flesh, fringe, front, fur, furring, hide, imitation fur, imitation leather, jacket, leather, leather paper, Leatherette, Leatheroid, lineaments, outer face, outer layer, outer side, outer skin, outline, outside, pelt, peltry, periphery, rawhide, rind, sheath, shell, skin, skins, superficies, superstratum, surface, tegmen, tegmentum, tegument, top, vair