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tegument

Syllabification: teg·u·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈteɡyəmənt
 
/

Definition of tegument in English:

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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

tegumental

1
Pronunciation: /ˌteɡyəˈmentl/
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

2
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.

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