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integument

 [in-teg´u-ment]
1. a covering or investment.
2. the natural covering of the body; see skin.

in·teg·u·ment

(in-teg'yū-ment), [TA]
1. The enveloping membrane of the body; includes, in addition to the epidermis and dermis, all the derivatives of the epidermis, for example, hairs, nails, sudoriferous and sebaceous glands, and mammary glands, as well as the subcutaneous tissue.
2. The rind, capsule, or covering of any body or part. Synonym(s): tegument (2)
[L. integumentum, a covering, fr. intego, to cover]

integument

/in·teg·u·ment/ (in-teg´u-ment) a covering or investment.
common integument  the covering of the body, or skin, including its various layers and their appendages.

integument

(ĭn-tĕg′yo͝o-mənt)
n.
1. The enveloping membrane of the body, including the dermis, epidermis, hairs, nails, and sebaceous, mammary, and sweat glands.
2. The membrane, capsule, skin, or other covering of any body or part.

in·teg′u·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē) adj.

integument

[integ′yoo͡mənt]
Etymology: L, integumentum, a covering
a covering or skin. integumentary, adj.

in·teg·u·ment

(in-teg'yū-mĕnt) [TA]
1. The enveloping membrane of the body; includes, in addition to the epidermis and dermis, all of the derivatives of the epidermis, e.g., hairs, nails, and sebaceous sweat, and mammary glands.
2. The rind, capsule, or covering of any body or part.
Synonym(s): integumentum commune [TA] , tegument.
[L. integumentum, a covering, fr. intego, to cover]

integument

Any outer covering, such as the skin or the outer membrane layer of an organ or the capsule of an organism or spore. When the term is used without qualification, the skin is implied.

integument

  1. (in flowering plants) the covering of the central tissue (nucellus) of the OVULE that contains the EMBRYO SAC. Most flowering plants possess both an inner and outer integument, which on hardening forms the TESTA of the seed.
  2. (in insects) the cuticle.

Integument

The medical name for the skin.
Mentioned in: Malignant Melanoma

integument

skin, i.e. epidermis, dermis and all epidermal derivatives (hair, nails, sudoriferous and sebaceous glands, mammary glands)

integument

a covering or investment; the skin.

avian integument
consists of a thin dry skin (dermis and epidermis) plus appendages (feathers, uropygial gland, comb, wattles, beak, leg scales, spurs, toepads).
common integument
the skin and skin derivatives such as horn, hooves and feathers.
mammalian integument
consists of epidermis, derived from ectoderm, and dermis and hypodermis, derived from mesoderm; specializations of the epidermis produce glands, hair, hooves, horn, callosities, pads.

Patient discussion about integument

Q. What are the causes of viral blisters on the skin? For a few months now I've been having these hard viral blisters on my fingers. The only way to get rid of them is with freezed carbon. It does go away with that treatment- after a few weeks but then a new one appears. How can I prevent it from "attacking" again??

A. These viral blisters you are describing are caused by HPV (papilloma virus), and are very hard to get rid of without treatment with freezed carbon. Many of us have the virus but not everyone gets the actual infection. There is not a proved way of preventing from it to happen again after treatment, unfortunately..

Q. anyone knows how to stop hard skin on the feet from becoming cracked??? during summer my feet got lots of hard skin and in the heel area the skin actually got cracked kinda deep. it hurts now and the cracks are starting to get infected I guess... do u guys know how to solve this?? I know there are some creams for that but I thought maybe now it's too late for that and I need something stronger?

A. There are good creams for moisterizing the skin of your feet on a daily basis, however now that you feel they might be infected you should see a dermatologist for some better treatment.

Q. How can you know if a mole is a skin cancer or not? I'm only 15, but I’ve had this small thing on my right shoulder for a reeeeaaaally long time. It's the same color as my skin. It’s smaller than the head of a pencil eraser, perfectly round, and its smooth. I've never worried about it seriously, until about a week ago, when I read an article in a magazine about skin cancer. Even then I wouldn't have worried about it, because It didn't really match any of the symptoms, except one. It did bleed once about 2 1/2 years ago. And it said bleeding was a big sign I don't know, what do you think? And please try and say something other than," go have it checked out". Because I currently have no insurance. Thanks :]

A. If I’m not mistaken- there are clinics that do free checkups for skin cancer. I know that in my town there are couple. Here is a link I got when I googled “do free checks for skin cancer”:
http://skinsurgeryclinic.co.nz/free.htm
look for one near your home.

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The significance of certain ovular characters (number of integuments and nucellus type) in higher-level systematics of angiosperms has long been noted, especially for dicotyledons (e.
ontogeny (with special reference to the developmental sequence of integument, nucellus, and endosperm tissues, as well as lytic processes of these tissues)
externally resembles some Sennius species with specimens of red-orange dorsal integument and uniform pubescence pattern: for instance Sennius atripeetus Johnson & Kingsolver 1973 (Fig.
Sequences for the ND-1 gene region obtained from mantle clips and integument swab samples from the same three individuals aligned with 100% accuracy (847-895 basepairs; Genbank accession numbers DQ640237 to DQ640239).
2 grams, also has a tight integument covering the buccal cavity (Fig.
Microorganism infection may also cause an increase in electrolyte leakage, which is apparently due to the damage of the cell membrane and seed integuments.
On each side of the median depression may be a slightly darker area, showing the spermathecae and ducts through the transparent integument (Figs.
Role of the integument in insect defense: pro-phenol oxidase cascade in the cuticular matrix.
These differences are visible even through the integument of the venter (compare Figs.
On the basis of work that has shown the erosive and abrasive power of volcanic ash, its potential effect on the integument, digestive system and survival of insects, and because it caused massive destruction of the vegetation that insects use for feeding and/or habitats (Wille & Fuentes 1975; Buteler et al.
In such cases, dark internal structures are visible through the integument, although detail might not be appreciated.