1. A natural outer covering or coat, such as the skin of an animal or the membrane enclosing an organ.
2. Botany The outermost layer or layers of an ovule.
[Latin integumentum, from integere, to cover : in-, on; see IN-2 + tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
in·teg′u·menta·ry (-mĕntə-rē, -mĕntrē) adj.
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