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 (tĕg-mĕn′təm) Anatomy
1. A covering or integument of an organ or body part.
2. The ventral part of the midbrain.

[Latin tegumentum, tegmentum, covering, from tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

teg·men′tal (-təl) adj.


one of the hard protective sometimes hairy or resinous specialized leaves surrounding the buds of certain plantsa part of the brainstem that covers the floor of the midbrain
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res] correlated with overall more intensive vacuolation that is pronounced in areas such as the hypothalamus, medial thalamus, and mesencephalic tegmentum (Figure 6).
Behavioral changes following midline section of the mesencephalic tegmentum in the cat and monkey.