Definition of tegumental in English:

tegumental

adjective

Zoology
  • See tegument

    • ‘The content of the carbohydrate rich discoid granules are thought to contribute to the cytoplasm material of the tegument syncytium, and may fuse with the tegumental pits.’
    • ‘After thawing, the outer tegumental membrane complex was removed by the method of Roberts et al..’
    • ‘The currents of these ion-channels may cross the double bilayer of the outer tegumental membrane.’
    • ‘The rim of oral sucker was interrupted laterally by tegumental spines extending into the inner surface.’
    • ‘Actin is also present in areas recovering from damage, implying an important role for this structural protein in tegumental repair.’

Pronunciation

tegumental

/tɛɡjʊˈmɛnt(ə)l/