Tecta

tectum

[tek-tuhm]
noun, plural tectums, tecta [tek-tuh] . Anatomy, Zoology.
a rooflike structure.

Origin:
1900–05; < Neo-Latin, Latin tēctum roof, special use of neuter of tēctus, past participle of tegere to cover; cf. protect

tectal, tectorial [tek-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , adjective
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tectum tec·tum (těk'təm)
n. pl. tec·ta (-tə)
A rooflike structure of the body, especially the dorsal part of the mesencephalon.


tec'tal (-təl) adj.
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