in·du·men·tum (ĭn′d-mĕntəm, -dy-) also in·du·ment (ĭndə-mənt, -dyə-)
n. pl. in·du·men·ta (-mĕntə) also in·du·ments
A covering of fine hairs or scales.
[Latin indūmentum, garment, from induere, to put a garment on; see ENDUE.]
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