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noun, plural tectums, tecta
[tek-tuh] /ˈtɛk tə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy, Zoology.
a rooflike structure.

tectum tec·tum (těk’təm)
n. pl. tec·ta (-tə)
A rooflike structure of the body, especially the dorsal part of the mesencephalon.
tec’tal (-təl) adj.


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