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English noun: tegument

1. tegument (body) a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch


SamplesYour skin is the largest organ of your body.


Synonymscutis, skin


Broader (hypernym)body covering, connective tissue


Narrower (hyponym)agnail, buff, cuticle, dewlap, foreskin, foreskin, hangnail, investment, prepuce, prepuce, scalp, skin graft, thick skin


Part holonymblackhead, comedo, corium, crease, crinkle, cuticle, derma, dermis, epidermis, freckle, free nerve ending, furrow, lentigo, line, liver spot, macula, macule, milium, Pacinian corpuscle, pore, pressure point, scab, seam, skin cell, sudoriferous gland, sweat gland, whitehead, wrinkle


Part meronymintegumentary system


Substance holonymmelanin









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