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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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2006a) suggested that a grade of 10 can be attributed to a sample that has intact grains and no loosened integuments.
The integument reached the top of the nucellus and formed a micropyle through continuous cell division.
The present study represents a first approximation of the mechanics of myxinid integument, in which we subjected all fabricated skin samples from all study species to quasistatic, uniaxial tensile tests to failure.
MedlineU combines foundational information about integument anatomy and physiology, PrU development and healing with evidence based guidelines on risk assessment and treatment interventions.
The coloration of the integument varies with body size; small individuals are pale pink and large adults are dark brown-red to crimson (Miller and Pawson, 1990).
Integument smooth and shiny between minute, sparse punctures as in other species of the genus; terga and sterna weakly lineolate-imbricate.
The diagram shows that the integument (future seed coat or testa) consists of a stony layer with a fleshy layer on its outside as well as on its inside.
Chapters cover prenatal development of the integument, development and function of the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis, and structure and function of the adult integument, as well as the role of blubber, thermoregulatory aspects of the skin, skin and buoyancy, and skin diseases and the natural environment.
Clypeus and supraclypeal area smooth and shiny, with few sparse punctures (2-4x PW); remaining areas of face, vertex and gena densely punctate; punctures finer and sparser on gena, integument otherwise smooth; hypostomal area weakly imbricate between sparse punctures.
Lawrence would have experienced all these voices as a second skin, a clinging integument decidedly tough and slow in working through, exfoliating, to ever-fresher skin beneath.
Parts of the larval worm with the proteinaceous integument in ciliated wavy folds, and the subtegument containing loose reticular parenchyma with nuclei interspersed in fibrils and calcareous bodies, may be identified.