tegmen

noun teg·men \ ˈteg-mən \

Definition of tegmen

plural tegmina play \ˈteg-mə-nə\
: a superficial layer or covering usually of a plant or animal part

Origin and Etymology of tegmen

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


Medical Dictionary

tegmen

noun teg·men \ ˈteg-mən \

medical Definition of tegmen

plural tegmina play \-mə-nə\
: an anatomical layer or cover; specifically : tegmen tympani

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