body covering

Definitions of body covering
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n 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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