tectiform

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English[edit]

A turtle with a tectiform carapace.

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin tēctiformis (roof-shaped), from tēctum (roof) + fōrma.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tectiform (comparative more tectiform, superlative most tectiform)

  1. (biology, anthropology) Roof-shaped; sloping downwards on two sides from a raised central ridge.

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Noun[edit]

tectiform (plural tectiforms)

  1. (anthropology) A type of cave-painting or engraving in the shape of an upward-pointing wedge or arrow.