tectum

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: tecum

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tēctum (roof), from tegō (I cover), cognate with Ancient Greek τέγος (tégos, roof; any covered room of a house).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛk.təm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

tectum (plural tecta)

  1. (anatomy) The dorsal portion of the midbrain of vertebrates; in mammals, containing the superior colliculus and inferior colliculus
  2. The interconnected outer surface of a spore.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bear et al. Neuroscience, Exploring the Brain Co. 2001, Lippincot Williams and Wilkins
  • tectum at OneLook Dictionary Search

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tegō (I cover), cognate with Ancient Greek τέγος (tégos, roof; any covered room of a house).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tēctum n (genitive tēctī); second declension

  1. roof
  2. ceiling
  3. canopy

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tēctum tēcta
Genitive tēctī tēctōrum
Dative tēctō tēctīs
Accusative tēctum tēcta
Ablative tēctō tēctīs
Vocative tēctum tēcta

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]