Definition of tegument in English:

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tegument

Pronunciation: /ˈteɡyəmənt/

noun

chiefly Zoology
The integument of an organism, especially a parasitic flatworm.
Example sentences
  • The labellum indument resembles, although superficially, that of the hairy areas of an insect tegument.
  • A microvillous tegument was appreciated overlying a thin layer of smooth muscle and a single row of stromal cells.
  • The similarity of the bacterial floras associated with the apical surface of the parasite tegument and the intestine of the host should be noted.

Derivatives

tegumental

Pronunciation: /ˌteɡyəˈmen(t)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The rim of oral sucker was interrupted laterally by tegumental spines extending into the inner surface.
  • The currents of these ion-channels may cross the double bilayer of the outer tegumental membrane.
  • After thawing, the outer tegumental membrane complex was removed by the method of Roberts et al..

tegumentary

Pronunciation: /ˌteɡyəˈmen(t)ərē/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Other known physiological effects observed for this substance include cardioacceleration in cockroaches and migration of tegumentary and retinal distal pigments in crustaceans.
  • In four out of eight cultures from human cases of tegumentary leishmaniasis performed, the ethiological agent of ‘espundia’ was isolated.
  • Lesions in tegumentary leishmaniasis have a variable duration and are notoriously heterogeneous, even during the early stages of the disease.

Origin

Late Middle English (in the general sense 'a covering or coating'): from Latin tegumentum, from tegere 'to cover'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: teg·u·ment

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