Definition of indumentum in English:

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indumentum

Pronunciation: /ˌind(y)əˈmen(t)əm/

noun (plural indumenta /-tə/)

Botany & Zoology
A covering of hairs (or feathers) on an animal or plant.
Example sentences
  • Morphological characters including the glandular indumentum and cream flower colour suggest that A. ambiguum is close to A. graniticum.
  • An indumentum was noted in the inflorescence region or in the upper part of the stem.
  • Capitulum bracts are spiny and coated with a dense white arachnoidal indumentum.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin, literally 'garment', from induere 'put on, don'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: in·du·men·tum

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