Tegmen definition

tĕgmən
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A covering or integument, especially:
  • The thin plate of bone that covers the middle ear.
  • The tough leathery forewing of certain insects.
  • The inner layer of a seed coat.
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A covering; integument.
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(bot.) The inner coat of a seed.
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A beetle elytron.
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A hardened forewing in some insects.
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A covering or integument, especially:
  • The thin plate of bone that covers the middle ear.
  • The tough leathery forewing of certain insects.
  • The inner layer of a seed coat.
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A covering or integument, such as the tough leathery forewing of certain insects or the inner coat of a seed.
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(biology) A covering or integument.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tegmen
Plural:
tegmina

Origin of tegmen

  • Latin tegimen, tegmen covering from tegere to cover (s)teg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition