tegmentum

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teg·men·tum

 (tĕg-mĕn′təm) Anatomy
n.
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.

tegmentum

(tɛɡˈmɛntʌm)
n
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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