integument

Part of speech: noun

A natural outer covering, as of skin.

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Usage examples "integument":

  1. If I try to discover where this sense of effort seems to be, I find myself somewhat perplexed at first; but, if I hold the fore- arm in position long enough, I become aware of an obscure sense of fatigue, which is apparently seated either in the muscles of the arm, or in the integument directly over them. - "Critiques and Addresses", Thomas Henry Huxley.
  2. In two Palaeozoic genera, as we have seen, seed- like organs are known to have been developed, resembling true seeds in the presence of an integument and of a single functional embryo- sac, as well as in some other points. - "Darwin and Modern Science", A.C. Seward and Others.
  3. Whilst traversing the femoral triangle, the vessels enclosed in their proper sheath are covered by the fascia lata, adipose membrane, and integument. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.