Pronunciation: (teg'mun), [key]
—pl. -mi•naPronunciation: (-mu-nu). [key]
1. a cover, covering, or integument.
2. Bot.the delicate inner integument or coat of a seed.
3. (of certain orthopterous insects) one of a pair of leathery forewings that forms a protective covering for the hind wings.
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