Tegmentum meaning

tĕg-mĕntəm
A covering or integument of an organ or body part.
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The ventral part of the midbrain.
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A covering or integument of an organ or body part.
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The ventral part of the midbrain.
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The ventral portion of the midbrain, divided from the tectum by the cerebral aqueduct and the periaqueductal grey.
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Containing the following nuclei: red nucleus, substantia nigra, ventral tegmental area.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tegmentum
Plural:
tegmentums

Origin of tegmentum

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

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