Definition of tegument in English:

tegument

noun

Zoology
  • The integument of an organism, especially a parasitic flatworm.

    • ‘The similarity of the bacterial floras associated with the apical surface of the parasite tegument and the intestine of the host should be noted.’
    • ‘The labellum indument resembles, although superficially, that of the hairy areas of an insect tegument.’
    • ‘A microvillous tegument was appreciated overlying a thin layer of smooth muscle and a single row of stromal cells.’
    epidermis, dermis
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the general sense ‘a covering or coating’): from Latin tegumentum, from tegere to cover.

Pronunciation:

tegument

/ˈtɛɡjʊm(ə)nt/