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"There's no point in making a mistake unless you understand the mistake so that you donít make it again."
- Alfred Bester

Transkin  
  A hooded protective suit worn on Venus.  

For a moment he was paralyzed; then he sprang into immediate and frantic action. He pulled on his enveloping suit of rubberlike transkin; he strapped the great bowls of mudshoes to his feet; he tied the precious bag of spore-pods to his shoulders, packed some food, and then burst into the open...

He was bathed in perspiration; and his transkin suit was hot as a boiler room, but one grows accustomed to that on Venus...

From Parasite Planet, by Stanley G. Weinbaum.
Published by Astounding Stories in 1935
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The transkin had other features:

He drank the blood-warm water and poured carefully what remained into the water pouch within his transkin, where he could suck it through a tube to his mouth without the deadly exposure to the molds.

Also:

He glared at her; the light struck through the translucent transkin, outlining her body and slim rounded legs in shadow.

Compare to the still suit and also the catch pocket from Dune (1965) by Frank Herbert. Also, see skin suit from Dinosaur Beach (1971) by Keith Laumer, kloraderm from Old Man's War (2005), by John Scalzi, the diveskin from Starfish (1999) by Peter Watts and skintight from War Dogs (2014), by Greg Bear.

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