indumentum
Indument In"du*ment, n. [L. indumentum a covering. See {Indue}, and cf. {Induement}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Plumage; feathers. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot., Zo["o]l.) A dense covering, especially a hairy one; called also {indumentum}. [PJC]


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  • Indumentum — Indumentum, lat., in der Botanik das Samenhäutchen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Indumentum — The indumentum is a covering of fine hairs or bristles (rarely scales) on a plant or insect.In plants, the indumentum types are: *pubescent *hirsute *pilose *villous *tomentose *stellate *scabrous *scurfy …   Wikipedia

  • Indumentum — L indumentum d Echium vulgare Un indumentum est la couverture de poils que l on observe chez certains insectes[1], ou de trichomes chez les plantes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • indumentum — n. [L. indumentum, garment] Covered by hairs, scales or tufts …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • indumentum — /in doo men teuhm, dyoo /, n., pl. indumenta / teuh/, indumentums. Bot., Zool. a dense, hairy covering. [1840 50; < NL; L: garment, covering, equiv. to L indu(ere) to put on, don (ind , by form of in IN2 + uere, from a v. base *eu or *ou ( > u …   Universalium

  • indumentum — n. hairy covering, hairs or scales collectively (Zoology, Botany); general term for any piece of clothing or accessory in Rome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • indumentum — [ˌɪndjʊ mɛntəm] noun (plural indumenta) Botany & Zoology a covering of hairs (or feathers) on an animal or plant. Origin C19: from L., lit. garment …   English new terms dictionary

  • indumentum —   Covering of (often pigmented) trichomes or scales.   See also tomentum …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • indumentum — in·du·men·tum …   English syllables

  • indumentum — /ɪndjuˈmɛntəm/ (say indyooh mentuhm) noun a covering of hair, feathers, or the like. {Latin: garment} …   Australian English dictionary

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