tectum

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English[edit]

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

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tectum (plural tecta)

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

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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), cogante with Ancient Greek τέγος (tegos, roof; any covered room of a house).

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Noun[edit]

tēctum n (genitive tēctī); second declension

  1. roof
  2. ceiling
  3. canopy

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative tēctum tēcta
genitive tēctī tēctōrum
dative tēctō tēctīs
accusative tēctum tēcta
ablative tēctō tēctīs
vocative tēctum tēcta

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