- The enveloping membrane of the body; includes, in addition to the epidermis and dermis, all the derivatives of the epidermis, hairs, nails, sudoriferous and sebaceous glands, and mammary glands, as well as the subcutaneous tissue.
- The rind, capsule, or covering of any body or part.
[L. integumentum, a covering, fr. intego, to cover]
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