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tectiform

[tek-tuh-fawrm]
adjective
  1. having the shape of a roof.
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noun
  1. Archaeology. a design found in Paleolithic cave art and believed to represent a structure or dwelling.
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Origin of tectiform

1825–35; < Latin tēct(um) roof (see tectum) + -i- + -form
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Historical Examples

  • Tectiform: roof-like, sloping from a median ridge, like the primaries of Cicada.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith