A turtle with a tectiform carapace.
From New Latin tēctiformis (“roof-shaped”), from tēctum (“roof”) + fōrma.
tectiform (comparative more tectiform, superlative most tectiform)
- (biology, anthropology) Roof-shaped; sloping downwards on two sides from a raised central ridge.
tectiform (plural tectiforms)
- (anthropology) A type of cave-painting or engraving in the shape of an upward-pointing wedge or arrow.