Definition of Tegument

1. Noun. A natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch. "Your skin is the largest organ of your body"




Definition of Tegument

1. n. A cover or covering; an integument.

Definition of Tegument

1. Noun. Something which covers; a covering or coating. ¹

2. Noun. (context: anatomy obsolete) A natural covering of the body or of a bodily organ; an integument. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tegument

1. a covering [n -S] - See also: covering

Medical Definition of Tegument

1. 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. Origin: L. Tegumentum, from tegere to cover. See Thatch, and cf. Detect, Protect. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tegument

tegmina
tegminal
tegretol
tegs
tegu
tegua
teguas
teguexin
teguexins
tegula
tegulae
tegular
tegularly
tegulated
tegumen
tegument (current term)
tegumental
tegumentary
teguments
tegumina
tegus
tehr
tehrs
tehsil
tehsildar
tehsildars
tehsils
teichoic
teichoic acid
teichoic acids

Literary usage of Tegument

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1. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"The part so removed is the 'tegument,' and constitutes the outermost of the organs differentiated ... tegument mainly consists of an outer epithelial layer, ..."

2. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"The part so removed is the 'tegument,' and constitutes the outermost of the ... tegument mainly consists of an outer epithelial layer, called ' epiderm,' ..."

3. English Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order by George Crabb (1816)
"To inform. то TEAR, v. To break. tegument, COVERING. tegument, in Latin ... but tegument is employed for th> which is natural: clothing isth^c- ..."

4. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1855)
"a multiple of parts, which are thrown off and reproduced like the cast tegument itself, until causes are induced which occasion its atrophy and decay. ..."

5. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"Appendages of the tegument.—The Vertebrate classes have each their characteristic external covering: the cold-blooded ..."

6. A Cyclopedia of Missions: Containing a Comprehensive View of Missionary by Harvey Newcomb (1860)
"... and their clothing and dwellings are for the most part made of animal tegument or fibre. Their employment consists in tending cattle, the chase, ..."

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