integument
noun Etymology: Latin integumentum, from integere to cover, from in- + tegere to cover — more at thatch Date: circa 1611 something that covers or encloses; especially an enveloping layer (as a skin, membrane, or cuticle) of an organism or one of its parts • integumentary adjective

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  • integument — INTEGUMÉNT, integumente, s.n. (biol.) înveliş al ovulului. – Din fr., lat. integumentum. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  integumént s. n., pl. integuménte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  …   Dicționar Român

  • Integument — In*teg u*ment, n. [L. integumentum, fr. integere to cover; pref. in in, on + tegere to cover: cf. F. int[ e]gument. See 1st {n }, and {Tegument}.] That which naturally invests or covers another thing, as the testa or the tegmen of a seed;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Integumént — (lat.), Decke, Hülle, namentlich die pflanzliche Hülle, welche an der Samenknospe den Embryosack umgibt und einfach oder doppelt ist (Eihülle); sie läßt einen engen Gang (Mikropyle) für den Eintritt des Pollenschlauches frei …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • integument — index cover (protection) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Integument — Integument, 1) ⇒ Haut; 2) Hülle in der ⇒ Samenanlage der Angiospermen (Bedecktsamer) …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • integument — 1610s, from L. integumentum a covering, from integere to cover over, from in in, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + tegere to cover (see STEGOSAURUS (Cf. stegosaurus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • integument — integùment m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA 1. zool. ovojnica na vanjskoj površini životinjskog tijela; koža 2. bot. ovoj oko središnjeg staničja u sjemenom zametku biljaka iz kojeg se razvija sjemena lupina ETIMOLOGIJA lat. integumentum: pokrov,… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • integument — ► NOUN ▪ a tough outer protective layer, especially of an animal or plant. ORIGIN Latin integumentum, from integere to cover …   English terms dictionary

  • integument — [in teg′yo͞o mənt, in teg′yəmənt] n. [L integumentum, a covering < integere, to cover < in , in, upon + tegere, to cover: see THATCH] a natural outer covering of the body or of a plant, including skin, shell, hide, husk, or rind… …   English World dictionary

  • integument — /in teg yeuh meuhnt/, n. 1. a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind. 2. any covering, coating, enclosure, etc. [1605 15; < L integumentum a covering. See IN 2, TEGUMENT] Syn. 1. cortex, involucre, involucrum. * * * Covering of the body,… …   Universalium

  • Integument — Die Integumente sind ein Bestandteil der Samenanlage der Samenpflanzen. Es sind Hüllschichten, welche den Nucellus umschließen. Nach der Befruchtung werden die Integumente zur Testa. Der Teil der Samenschale, der aus dem inneren Integument… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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