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integument


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Integument  \In*teg"u*ment\,  n.  [L.  integumentum  fr  integere  to 
  cover;  pref.  in-  in  on  +  tegere  to  cover:  cf  F. 
  int['e]gument.  See  1st  {n-},  and  {Tegument}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  integument 
  n  :  an  outer  protective  covering  such  as  a  cuticle  or  seed  coat 
  or  rind  or  shell 




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