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tectiform

[tek-tuh-fawrm] /ˈtɛk təˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
having the shape of a roof.
noun
2.
Archaeology. a design found in Paleolithic cave art and believed to represent a structure or dwelling.
Origin of tectiform
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin tēct(um) roof (see tectum) + -i- + -form
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