teg·men·tum (tĕg-mĕntəm) Anatomy
1. A covering or integument of an organ or body part.
2. The ventral part of the midbrain.
[Latin tegumentum, tegmentum, covering, from tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
teg·mental (-təl) adj.
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