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 (tĕg′yə-lər) also teg·u·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
Relating to or resembling a tile.

[From Latin tēgula, tile, from tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

teg′u·lar·ly adv.
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1. of, relating to, or resembling a tile or tiles
2. (Biology) biology overlapping like a series of tiles: tegular scales.
[C18: from Latin tēgula a tile, from tegere to cover]
ˈtegularly adv
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