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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The seed tissues can already be characterized as embryo, endosperm, and tegument during the earliest stage analyzed (25 DAA).
12: cercarial body showing tegument covered with large spines distributed in 9-10 transverse rows between anterior organ and ventral sucker; 13: cercarial body showing the penetration gland-cells.
Lateral margin and posterior to the ventral sucker, the tegument showing submerged spines by the swollen tegument around them Fig.
The major hallmarks of this atopic disease are xerosis, pruritus and chronic relapsing eczematous lesions of the teguments.
The mouth opens subterminally on the ventral side (Figures 1-3) and having a lower lip-like structure, the tegument of which forms an irregularly arranged series of many thick tegumental folds (Figure 4).
The major target for the development of new schistosomicidal drugs is the tegument of Schistosoma, which is crucial for the parasite survival and its host immune defense (de Moraes et al.
Uncus bifurcated at base, 1/2 times as long as tegument, each fork medium-long, slender at apex, broad at base; tegumen wide and arc-shaped, socii broad and wide, incurved at apex and strongly setose, shorter than uncus; gnathos degenerated; 1 pulvinus between tegument and valva, finger-shaped protuberance at pulvini; valva clavate, wide and thick at base; cucullus thin and long, strongly sclerotized; juxta similar triangle-shaped; saccus medium-long and thin.
Since the hygroscopic behavior of powders differs from that of whole seeds in their smaller grain size and fragmented tegument, they exhibit unique characteristics during the drying process.
Saran et al (8) proposed the use of fine-needle aspiration cytology, which identifies the tegument layer of the larva, to help the clinician in planning the treatment.
As in other animals, fish do not have the capacity to biosynthesize carotenoids, but must modify dietary carotenoids and store them in tegument and other tissues.