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Definition of the noun body covering

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  1. any covering for the body or a body part
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic terms: cover / covering / natural covering = a natural object that covers or envelops
    • more specific terms:
      • hide / pelt / skin = body covering of a living animal
      • feather / plumage / plume = the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
      • protective covering = the tough natural covering of some organisms
      • tegument / cutis / skin = a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
      • exuviae = cast-off skins or coverings of various organisms during ecdysis
      • hair = a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures
      • headful = a covering over the surface of your head
      • epicranium = the muscle and aponeurosis and skin covering the cranium
      • exoskeleton = the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs
    • part: hypodermis = layer of cells that secretes the chitinous cuticle in e.g. arthropods

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Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Brown bear - cheetah (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

Require a humid environment The body covering of centipedes is not waterproof and they easily die of desiccation. They are confined, therefore, to humid surroundings and are commonly found in leaf mold and compost heaps, under logs and ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Entomology (2007)

by Paras Nath

The external body covering of insects and nematodes that contains chitin in insects and keratin in nematodes; the external skeletal structure, secreted by the epidermis, composed of chitin and protein comprising several differentiated layers ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Protection for a man's genitals—jockstrap Protection for broken limbs—plaster cast Protection for mollusc—cockleshell Protective accompaniment—escort Protective body covering—skin Protective case—sheath Protective charm— amulet, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Time (2013)

by Samuel L. Macey

In fact, had not the limy muds in which it was entombed preserved the delicate body covering of Archaeopteryx, it undoubtedly would have been considered to be a small dinosaur. AN EXTINCTION The age of reptiles came to a close at the ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Ecology and the Environment (2009)

by Jill Bailey

There is usually a body covering of scales. They breathe by means of internal gills, which open to the outside through gill slits or pores. The bony fish have a skeleton of bone, only one external gill opening each side, which is covered by a flap ...

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

The characters which separate the mammals primarily from other Vertebrata, and from all other animals, may be summed up in the definition that they are vertebrate animals possessing a typical body covering of hairs, and which nourish the ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

body association, band, bulk, cadaver, clique, collection, company, corporation, corpse, density, group, matter, set, society, substance, thickness body cavity atrium, sinus body cells tissue body covering skin body duct vas body framework ...

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