Definition of Tegmen

1. n. A tegument or covering.



Definition of Tegmen

1. Noun. (biology) A covering or integument ¹

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Definition of Tegmen

1. a covering [n -MINA] - See also: covering

Medical Definition of Tegmen

1. Origin: L, fr. Tegere, tectum, to cover. 1. A tegument or covering. 2. The inner layer of the coating of a seed, usually thin and delicate; the endopleura. 3. One of the elytra of an insect, especially of certain Orthoptera. 4. Same as Tectrices. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tegmen

tefilla
tefillah
tefillin
teflons
teflurane
tefs
teg
tegafur
tegaserod
tegengrenite
tegestologist
tegestologists
tegestology
tegg
teggs
tegmen (current term)
tegmen cruris
tegmen mastoideum
tegmen tympani
tegmen ventriculi quarti
tegmenta
tegmental
tegmental decussations
tegmental fields of Forel
tegmental nuclei
tegmental syndrome
tegmental wall of middle ear
tegmentotomy
tegmentum
tegmentum mesencephali

Literary usage of Tegmen

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1. The Elements of Vegetable Histology by Charles William Ballard (1921)
"Tissues of the Testa and tegmen.—These elements are usually closely adherent and each consists of a single layer of cells (Plate 68). ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Covering or protecting, as a tegmen; tectorial; tegumentary. teguexin (te-gek'sin), n. [Braz.] A large South American lizard of the genus ..."

3. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1900)
"This classification, while retaining as a guide the mode of union of the plates, took also into consideration the structure of the tegmen. ..."

4. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1900)
"and their tegmen was said to be solid, with only one opening, and with no food-grooves. This classification, while retaining as a guide the mode of union of ..."

5. Diseases of the Ear in Childhood: By Dr. Gustav Alexander, Tr. by Arthur J by Gustav Alexander, Arthur Joseph Bedell (1914)
"Spreading of osteitis to the auricular ossicles, the attic wall, or tegmen tympani (Fig. 84) leads to sequestration of these parts, exfoliation, ..."

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