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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]

tegument

(tĕg′yə-mənt)
n.
A natural outer covering; an integument.

teg′u·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē), teg′u·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) 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]

tegument

(tĕg′ū-mĕnt)
1. Integument.
2. A covering structure.
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During each stage of development, peculiarities could be observed in the structural changes of the embryo, endosperm, and tegument cells, and the type and location of the reserve deposition.
After 24 hrs incubation with 40 [micro]g/ml ethanolic extracts of Calligonum comosum plant , the oral sucker showing sloughing apart from swelling of the tegument leaving a basal lamina beneath Fig.
Each papilla is elevated above the tegument and has a relatively long cilium-like structure (Figure 8).
The effects of cardamonin on the tegument of schistosomes were analyzed by confocal microscopy analysis in order to examine morphological alterations at the surface of male worms.
2, produce proteolytic enzymes (Table 3), and these filamentous fungal strains were cytotoxic for primary shrimp cell culture, where hemocytes showed greater susceptibility followed by tegument cells.
Concerning lycopene, no investigation was found that could be used as a base to suggest the reason why fish used in this study could not incorporate pigments in their tegument from the lycopene.
A total of 40 structural proteins, comprising 3 capsid, 13 envelope, 2 tegument, and 22 unclassified proteins, were described.
A therapeutic version of the vaccine, which encoded the gD2 antigen as well as the tegument proteins UL46/UL47, significantly reduced recurrence of HSV-2 lesions in guinea pigs with latent infection (p<0.
No grayish blue discoloration of exposed tegument (argyria) was observed in the six volunteers after a total of 24 weeks at 75mg/day, with a cumulative amount of silver = 75mg/dayx l68 days = 12,600mg, that is 12.
Even in the established cyst, because the laminated layer is permeable to host macromolecules (13), the outer syncitial tegument of the germinal layer is permanently exposed to complement levels.