body covering

Definitions of body covering
  1. noun
    any covering for the body or a body part
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    hide, pelt, skin
    body covering of a living animal
    feather, plumage, plume
    the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
    protective covering
    the tough natural covering of some organisms
    cutis, skin, tegument
    a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    exuviae
    cast-off skins or coverings of various organisms during ecdysis
    hair
    a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss
    headful
    a covering over the surface of your head
    epicranium
    the muscle and aponeurosis and skin covering the cranium
    exoskeleton
    the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs
    investment
    outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
    down, down feather
    soft fine feathers
    aftershaft
    a supplementary feather (usually small) on the underside of the base of the shaft of some feathers in some birds
    contour feather
    feathers covering the body of an adult bird and determining its shape
    alula, bastard wing, spurious wing
    tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing
    marabou
    the downy feathers of marabou storks are used for trimming garments
    hackle
    long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants
    coat, pelage
    growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
    guard hair
    coarse hairs that form the outer fur and protect the underfur of certain mammals
    mane
    long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck
    forelock, foretop
    a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears
    armor, armour
    tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant
    scute
    large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake
    sclerite
    hard plate or element of the exoskeleton of some arthropods
    clypeus
    a shield-like plate on the front of an insect's head
    plastron
    (zoology) the part of a turtle's shell forming its underside
    beard
    hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
    flight feather, pinion, quill, quill feather
    any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
    scapular
    a feather covering the shoulder of a bird
    thick skin
    skin that is very thick (as an elephant or rhinoceros)
    skin graft
    a piece of skin taken from a donor area and surgically grafted at the site of an injury or burn
    buff
    bare skin; naked
    dewlap
    a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck
    body hair
    short hair growing over a person's body
    down, pile
    fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
    head of hair, mane
    growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being
    cowlick
    a tuft of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and usually will not lie flat
    coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle
    the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
    curl, lock, ringlet, whorl
    a strand or cluster of hair
    facial hair
    hair on the face (especially on the face of a man)
    brow, eyebrow, supercilium
    the arch of hair above each eye
    cilium, eyelash, lash
    any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
    foreskin, prepuce
    a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
    foreskin, prepuce
    a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
    scalp
    the skin that covers the top of the head
    cuticle
    the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail
    agnail, hangnail
    a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected
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    cover, covering, natural covering
    a natural object that covers or envelops
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