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EtymologyEdit

From Latin integumentum (a covering).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɛɡ.jʊ.mənt/
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NounEdit

integument (plural integuments)

  1. (biology) An outer protective covering such as the feathers or skin of an animal, a rind or shell.
  2. (botany) The outer layer of an ovule, which develops into the seed coat.

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