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Meaning of TEGUMENT

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a natural protective covering of the body; site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"

TEGUMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: cutis, skin
 See Also: agnail, blackhead, body covering, buff, comedo, connective tissue, corium, crease, crinkle, cuticle, derma, dermis, dewlap, epidermis, foreskin, freckle, free nerve ending, furrow, hangnail, integumentary system, investment, lentigo, line, liver spot, macula, macule, melanin, milium, Pacinian corpuscle, pore, prepuce, scab, scalp, seam, skin cell, skin graft, sudoriferous gland, sweat gland, thick skin, whitehead, wrinkle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Teg"u*ment\, n. [L. tegumentum, from tegere to cover.
See {Thatch}, n., and cf. {Detect}, {Protect}.]
1. A cover or covering; an integument.

2. Especially, the covering of a living body, or of some part
   or organ of such a body; skin; hide.