tegmen

noun
teg·men | \ˈteg-mən \
plural tegmina\ˈteg-mə-nə \

Definition of tegmen 

: a superficial layer or covering usually of a plant or animal part

First Known Use of tegmen

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tegmen

New Latin tegmin-, tegmen, from Latin, covering, from tegere to cover — more at thatch

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tegmen

noun
teg·men | \ˈteg-mən \
plural tegmina\-mə-nə \

Medical Definition of tegmen 

: an anatomical layer or cover specifically : tegmen tympani

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