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tectum

[ tek-tuhm ]
/ ˈtɛk təm /
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noun, plural tec·tums, tec·ta [tek-tuh]. /ˈtɛk tə/. Anatomy, Zoology.
a rooflike structure.
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Origin of tectum

1900–05; <New Latin, Latin tēctum roof, special use of neuter of tēctus, past participle of tegere to cover; cf. protect

OTHER WORDS FROM tectum

tectal, tec·to·ri·al [tek-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /tɛkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjective
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Medical definitions for tectum

tectum
[ tĕktəm ]

n. pl. tec•ta (-tə)
A rooflike structure of the body, especially the dorsal part of the mesencephalon.

Other words from tectum

tectal (-təl) adj.
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