tegmentum


teg·men·tum

noun \teg-ˈmen-təm\
plural teg·men·ta\-ˈmen-tə\

Definition of TEGMENTUM

:  an anatomical covering :  tegmen; especially :  the part of the ventral midbrain above the substantia nigra formed of longitudinal white fibers with arched transverse fibers and gray matter

Origin of TEGMENTUM

New Latin, from Latin tegumentum, tegmentum, covering, from tegere
First Known Use: 1832

Rhymes with TEGMENTUM

teg·men·tum

noun \teg-ˈment-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural teg·men·ta \-ˈment-ə\

Medical Definition of TEGMENTUM

: an anatomical covering : tegmen; especially : the part of the ventral midbrain above the substantia nigra formed of longitudinal white fibers with arched transverse fibers and gray matter

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