tegmentum

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noun teg·men·tum \teg-ˈmen-təm\

Definition of tegmentum

plural

tegmenta

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  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of tegmentum

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


First Known Use: 1832


Medical Dictionary

tegmentum

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noun teg·men·tum \teg-ˈment-əm\

Medical Definition of tegmentum

plural

tegmenta

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  1. :  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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