tegument

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin tegumentum, from tegere ‘to cover’.

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tegument (plural teguments)

  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. (anatomy, obsolete) A natural covering of the body or of a bodily organ; an integument.

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