AskDefine | Define tegument

Dictionary Definition

tegument n : a natural protective covering of the body; site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body" [syn: skin, cutis]

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English

Etymology

From Latin tegumentum, from tegere ‘to cover’.

Pronunciation

/ˈtɛgjʊmənt/

Noun

  1. Something which covers; a covering or coating.
    • 1658: But in the Homericall Urne of Patroclus, whatever was the solid Tegument, we finde the immediate covering to be a purple peece of silk — Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 21)
  2. In the context of "anatomy|obsolete": A natural covering of the body or of a bodily organ; an integument.

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