tectum

noun tec·tum \ ˈtek-təm \

Definition of tectum

plural tecta play \ˈtek-tə\
: a bodily structure resembling or serving as a roof; especially : the dorsal part of the midbrain

tectal

play \ˈtek-tᵊl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of tectum

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


Medical Dictionary

tectum

noun tec·tum \ ˈtek-təm \

medical Definition of tectum

plural tecta play \-tə\
1 : a bodily structure resembling or serving as a roof
2 : the dorsal part of the midbrain including the corpora quadrigemina called also tectum mesencephali

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