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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛk.təm/
  • (file)

NounEdit

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.

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ReferencesEdit

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

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

tēctum n (genitive tēctī); second declension

  1. roof
  2. ceiling
  3. canopy

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

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

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