noun, plural tegmina
[teg-muh-nuh] /ˈtɛg mə nə/ (Show IPA)
a cover, covering, or integument.
Botany. the delicate inner integument or coat of a seed.
(of certain orthopterous insects) one of a pair of leathery forewings that forms a protective covering for the hind wings.
noun (pl) -mina (-mɪnə)
either of the leathery forewings of the cockroach and related insects
the delicate inner covering of a seed
any similar covering or layer

tegmen teg·men (těg’mən)
n. pl. teg·mi·na (-mə-nə)
A covering or an integument of a part. Also called tegmentum.
A covering or integument, such as the tough leathery forewing of certain insects or the inner coat of a seed.


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