tegument

Definitions of tegument
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n a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

Synonyms:
cutis, skin
Types:
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investment
outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
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
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
pellicle
thin protective membrane in some protozoa
Type of:
body covering
any covering for the body or a body part
connective tissue
tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments

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