Tegmen definitions

tĕg'mən
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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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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Origin of tegmen

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