integumentary system


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integumentary system:

see skinskin,
the flexible tissue (integument) enclosing the body of vertebrate animals. In humans and other mammals, the skin operates a complex organ of numerous structures (sometimes called the integumentary system) serving vital protective and metabolic functions.
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integumentary system

[in¦teg·yə¦men·trē ′sis·təm]
(anatomy)
A system encompassing the integument and its derivatives.
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