Definition of Tectum

1. Noun. The dorsal portion of the midbrain, containing the superior colliculus and inferior colliculus ¹



2. Noun. The interconnected outer surface of a spore. ¹

3. Noun. Noodle like panels for ceilings to dull echoes in large rooms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tectum

1. a rooflike structure [n -TUMS or -TA]

Medical Definition of Tectum

1. Any rooflike covering or structure. Origin: L. Roof, roofed structure, fr. Tego, pp. Tectus, to cover (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tectum

tectonostratigraphic
tectonostratigraphy
tectopontine tract
tectorial
tectorial membrane
tectorial membrane of cochlear duct
tectorium
tectosilicate
tectosilicates
tectosphere
tectospinal
tectospinal decussation
tectospinal tract
tectrices
tectrix
tectum (current term)
tectum mesencephali
tectums
tecum
tedded
tedder
teddered
teddering
tedders
teddie
teddies
tedding
teddy
teddy-bear
teddy bear

Literary usage of Tectum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nervous System of Vertebrates by John Black Johnston (1906)
"which has been described in fishes by various authors lies in the region of junction of thalamus and tectum mesencephali and probably is at least a part of ..."

2. The Nervous System of Vertebrates by John Black Johnston (1906)
"CENTERS OF CORRELATION. which has been described in fishes by various authors lies in the region of junction of thalamus and tectum mesencephali and ..."

3. The Nervous System of Vertebrates by John Black Johnston (1906)
"which has been described in fishes by various authors lies in the region of junction of thalamus and tectum mesencephali and probably is at least a part of ..."

4. British Oribatidæ by Albert Davidson Michael (1884)
"... and has then the appearance of being the anterior edge of the supposed tectum, as it does not rise sharply on its posterior edge but slopes up gradually ..."

5. Selected letters of Cicero by Marcus Tullius Cicero (1897)
"... et tectum,' ut aiunt, ab omnique incommodo detrimento molestia ... et tectum : an adap- obtaining a province from Caesar tation of the technical phrase ..."

6. A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia: With Figures of All the Species by Charles ( Darwin (1851)
"... from the tectum. 1 up to the slight prominences on their carinal margins : a the length of the scuta, and twice as long as the rostral Rostrum (fig. ..."

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