Definition of Integument

1. Noun. An outer protective covering such as the skin of an animal or a cuticle or seed coat or rind or shell.

Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering
Derivative terms: Integumental, Integumentary



Definition of Integument

1. n. That which naturally invests or covers another thing, as the testa or the tegmen of a seed; specifically (Anat.), a covering which invests the body, as the skin, or a membrane that invests a particular part.

Definition of Integument

1. Noun. (biology) An outer protective covering such as the feathers or skin of an animal, a rind or shell. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) The outer layer of an ovule, which develops into the seed coat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Integument

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Integument

1. A covering, one of the outer layers of tissue of a plant ovule. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Integument

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1. A Text-book of the Principles of Animal Histology by Ulric Dahlgren, William Allison Kepner (1908)
"CHAPTER XX THE integument, TISSUES OF MECHANICAL PROTECTION THE integument consists of the exposed outer portions of the covering epithelium of the body, ..."

2. The Microscope: And Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1856)
"Structure of the integument.—In treating of the separate parts of the organization ... The integument of the common Red Ant exhibits the hexagonal cellular ..."

3. The Nature-study Idea: Being an Interpretation of the New School-movement to by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1903)
"Of course my friend was correct: the squash plant gets out of an integument. But I was anxious to teach the essence of the squash plant's behavior, ..."

4. History of the Human Body by Harris Hawthorne Wilder (1909)
"Beneath the integument, and separated from it by a thin layer of connective tissue, ... The integument of Amphioxus conforms to this general type, ..."

5. The Pathology and treatment of venereal diseases: Including the Results of by Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1870)
"... and undermine the skin around a small external opening through which the pus can be made to well up on pressure. The movability of the integument ..."

6. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"In consequence of the withdrawal of the soft parts from the larval integument, the latter appears as a mere envelope around the inner body (Fig. ..."

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