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tegmen

[ teg-muhn ]

noun

, plural teg·mi·na [teg, -m, uh, -n, uh].
  1. a cover, covering, or integument.
  2. Botany. the delicate inner integument of a seed. Compare testa ( def ).
  3. Entomology. (in certain orthopterous insects) one of a pair of leathery forewings that forms a protective covering for the hindwings.


tegmen

/ ˈtɛɡmən /

noun

  1. either of the leathery forewings of the cockroach and related insects
  2. the delicate inner covering of a seed
  3. any similar covering or layer


tegmen

/ tĕgmən /

  1. A covering or integument, such as the tough leathery forewing of certain insects or the inner coat of a seed.


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Derived Forms

  • ˈtegminal, adjective
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Other Words From

  • teg·mi·nal [teg, -m, uh, -nl], adjective
  • sub·teg·mi·nal adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of tegmen1

First recorded in 1800–10; from Latin: “a covering” (also tegumen, tegimen ), from teg(ere) “to cover” + -men, noun suffix
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Word History and Origins

Origin of tegmen1

C19: from Latin: a cover, variant of tegimen, from tegere to cover
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Example Sentences

The tegmen tympani are much reduced and maintain only cartilaginous contact with the posterior arms of the squamosals.

Its roof, the tegmen tympani, is continuous with that of the attic.

Thus, if the procedure be carried out through the tegmen tympani, the brain is explored in an upward direction.

In this case the Anal Area of one Tegmen covers that of the other.

Tegmen: a covering: sometimes used for the anterior wings in Orthoptera and Neuroptera.

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