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Tegument   Listen

A natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch.  Synonyms: cutis, skin.

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... tegument is a mantle of cloth, like the preceding, but furnished with large brown feathers, arranged and fashioned with great art, so as to be capable of guarding the living wearer from wet and cold. The plumage is distinct and entire, and the whole bears a near similitude to the feathery cloaks ...
— A Further Contribution to the Study of the Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians • H.C. Yarrow

Words linked to "Tegument" :   investment, thick skin, body covering, crinkle, dewlap, skin graft, Pacinian corpuscle, pressure point, pore, freckle, macula, furrow, foreskin, agnail, scalp, lentigo, macule, crease, line, prepuce, liver spot, skin, blackhead, wrinkle, free nerve ending, epidermis, scab, connective tissue, integumentary system, sudoriferous gland, cuticle, dermis, buff, derma, melanin, hangnail, skin cell, comedo, corium, sweat gland, milium, seam, whitehead, cutis

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