Etymology
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tegument (n.)

"a covering, a natural protection of the body or some part of it," mid-15c., from Latin tegumentum "a covering, a cover," from tegere "to cover," from PIE root *(s)teg- "to cover." Related: Tegumentary.

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Definitions of tegument

tegument (n.)
a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch;
Synonyms: skin / cutis
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