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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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The tegument of schistosomes is usually considered for its key role in nutrient uptake, secretory functions and parasite protection against the host immune system, so it has been a major target for the development of schistosomicidal drugs (Van Hellemond et al.
According to Bray (1988), nonoculate cercariae carrying long trichocercous tails without furcae, with fin-like setae joined by a membrane and spinose tegument belong to the subfamily Baccigerinae Yamaguti, 1958.
Ultrastructural observations of the tegument of Postorchigenes gymnesicus (Digenea: Lecithodendriidae).
Ontogenetic changes in the thorax and abdomen of Vatiga manihotae, in dorsal view, and tegument structures.
15), metasomal segments have abundant and strong granulation, especially on segment V where the carinae are difficult to distinguish from the remaining granules of the tegument (Figs.
L]24 gene, with transactivating activity (19); the origin binding protein (20), the U53 protease (21); and p100, also designated p101, highly immunogenic, and most probably a constituent of the tegument (22,23).
However, it was possible to observe that the cannibalized offspring showed a highly softened, sometimes wrinkled tegument and small size when compared to those on the dorsum.
The tegument (Figure 4, A) possessed scaly spines (curved arrow), tegumental cells (large arrow), and an intervening smooth muscle layer (small arrow).
IV; but differs in having 5 instead of 6 sensilla, and a pale tegument, contrasting with the yellowish tegument of the other two new species.
microcymbium are found in the dimensions of the male palp, the shape of the lamella characteristica, the presence of eyes, and the darker tegument.
The body tegument of all larval instars is covered with abundant spines and papillae, which increase in density on every subsequent instar (Figs.