- a rooflike structure.
Origin of tectum
1900–05; < New Latin, Latin tēctum roof, special use of neuter of tēctus, past participle of tegere to cover; cf. protect
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- A rooflike structure of the body, especially the dorsal part of the mesencephalon.
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