tegmentum

noun
teg·​men·​tum | \teg-ˈmen-təm \
plural tegmenta\teg-​ˈmen-​tə \

Definition of tegmentum 

: an anatomical covering : tegmen especially : the part of the ventral midbrain above the substantia nigra formed of longitudinal white fibers with arched transverse fibers and gray matter

First Known Use of tegmentum

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tegmentum

New Latin, from Latin tegumentum, tegmentum, covering, from tegere

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tegmentum

noun
teg·​men·​tum | \teg-ˈment-əm \
plural tegmenta\-​ˈment-​ə \

Medical Definition of tegmentum 

: an anatomical covering : tegmen especially : the part of the ventral midbrain above the substantia nigra formed of longitudinal white fibers with arched transverse fibers and gray matter

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