tegmen

noun
teg·​men | \ ˈteg-mən How to pronounce tegmen (audio) \
plural tegmina\ ˈteg-​mə-​nə How to pronounce tegmina (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tegmen. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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tegmen

noun
teg·​men | \ ˈteg-mən How to pronounce tegmen (audio) \
plural tegmina\ -​mə-​nə How to pronounce tegmina (audio) \

Medical Definition of tegmen

: an anatomical layer or cover specifically : tegmen tympani

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