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]
- 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)
- In the context of "anatomy|obsolete": A natural covering of the body or of a bodily organ; an integument.
Tegument may refer to: