tectum

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noun tec·tum \ˈtek-təm\

Definition of tectum

plural

tecta

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  1. :  a bodily structure resembling or serving as a roof; especially :  the dorsal part of the midbrain

tectal

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Origin and Etymology of tectum

New Latin, from Latin, roof, dwelling, from neuter of tectus, past participle of tegere to cover — more at thatch


First Known Use: circa 1905


Medical Dictionary

tectum

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noun tec·tum \ˈtek-təm\

Medical Definition of tectum

plural

tecta

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  1. 1:  a bodily structure resembling or serving as a roof

  2. 2:  the dorsal part of the midbrain including the corpora quadrigemina—called also tectum mesencephali


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