tegmentum

noun
teg·​men·​tum | \ teg-ˈmen-təm How to pronounce tegmentum (audio) \
plural tegmenta\ teg-​ˈmen-​tə How to pronounce tegmentum (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tegmentum. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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tegmentum

noun
teg·​men·​tum | \ teg-ˈment-əm How to pronounce tegmentum (audio) \
plural tegmenta\ -​ˈment-​ə How to pronounce tegmentum (audio) \

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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