tegmen

noun

teg·​men ˈteg-mən How to pronounce tegmen (audio)
plural tegmina ˈteg-mə-nə How to pronounce tegmen (audio)
: a superficial layer or covering usually of a plant or animal part

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tegmen was in 1807

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Cite this Entry

“Tegmen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tegmen. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

tegmen

noun
teg·​men ˈteg-mən How to pronounce tegmen (audio)
plural tegmina -mə-nə How to pronounce tegmen (audio)
: an anatomical layer or cover
specifically : tegmen tympani
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