Definitions for: Tegument


[n] a natural protective covering of the body; site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"



Webster (1913) Definition: Teg"u*ment, n. [L. tegumentum, from tegere to cover.
See Thatch, n., and cf. Detect, Protect.]
1. A cover or covering; an integument.

2. Especially, the covering of a living body, or of some part
or organ of such a body; skin; hide.

Synonyms: cutis, skin

See Also: agnail, blackhead, body covering, buff, comedo, connective tissue, corium, crease, crinkle, cuticle, derma, dermis, dewlap, epidermis, foreskin, freckle, free nerve ending, furrow, hangnail, integumentary system, investment, lentigo, line, liver spot, macula, macule, melanin, milium, Pacinian corpuscle, pore, prepuce, scab, scalp, seam, skin cell, skin graft, sudoriferous gland, sweat gland, thick skin, whitehead, wrinkle

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