• (British, America) IPA: /ɪnˈtɛɡ.jʊ.mənt/

integument (plural integuments)

  1. (biology) An outer protective covering such as the feathers or skin of an animal, a rind or shell.
    • 1984, Jack Vance, Rhialto the Marvellous:
      Sarsem became a naked young epicene in an integument of lavender scales with puffs of purple hair like pom-poms growing down his back.
  2. (botany) The outer layer of an ovule, which develops into the seed coat.
Related terms Translations
  • French: tégument
  • Russian: покро́в
  • Spanish: integumento

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