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 for tegument
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tegument \Teg"u*ment\, n. [L. tegumentum, from tegere to cover.
     See Thatch, n., and cf. Detect, Protect.]
     1. A cover or covering; an integument.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Especially, the covering of a living body, or of some part
        or organ of such a body; skin; hide.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tegument
      n 1: a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of
           touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body" [syn:
           skin, tegument, cutis]

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