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tec·tum

 (tĕk′təm)
n. pl. tec·ta (-tə)
A rooflike structure of the body, especially the dorsal part of the midbrain.

[Latin tēctum, roof, from neuter past participle of tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

tec′tal (-təl) adj.
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tectum

(ˈtɛktʌm)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy any roof-like structure in the body, esp the dorsal area of the midbrain
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tec•tum

(ˈtɛk təm)

n., pl. -tums, -ta (-tə). Anat., Zool.
a rooflike structure.
[1900–05; < New Latin, Latin tēctum roof, n. use of neuter of tēctus, past participle of tegere to cover]
tec′tal, tec•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
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Translations

tec·tum

L. (pl.tectum) estructura en forma de techo.
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