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tegmen

 [teg´men] (L.)
a covering structure or roof.
tegmen tym´pani the thin layer of bone that forms the roof of the tympanic cavity, separating it from the cranial cavity.

teg·men

, gen.

teg·mi·nis

, pl.

teg·mi·na

(teg'men, -mi-nis, -mi-nă),
A structure that covers or roofs over a part.
[L. a covering, fr. tego, to cover]

tegmen

/teg·men/ (teg´men) pl. teg´mina   [L.] a covering structure or roof.
tegmen tym´pani  the thin layer of bone that forms the roof of the tympanic cavity, separating it from the cranial cavity.

tegmen

(tĕg′mən)
n. pl. teg·mina (-mə-nə)
A covering or integument, especially:
a. The thin plate of bone that covers the middle ear.
b. The tough leathery forewing of certain insects.
c. The inner layer of a seed coat.

tegmen

[teg′mən]
a covering, such as the bone that covers the tympanic cavity.

teg·men

, pl. tegmina (teg'men, -mi-nă) [TA]
A structure that covers or roofs over a part.
[L. a covering, fr. tego, to cover]

tegmen

  1. the inner seed coat or integument.
  2. the hardened forewing of member of the DICTYOPTERA and ORTHOPTERA.

tegmen

pl. tegmina [L.] a covering structure or roof.

tegmen tympani
1. the thin layer of bone separating the tympanic antrum from the cranial cavity.
2. the roof of the tympanic cavity, related to part of the petrous portion of the temporal bone.
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It may be added that the fore wings of the male are vaulted, bulging laterally in proximal half of tegmen length, flat with rounded tip thereafter; those of the female are shortened with acute tip.
5, tegmen length, 26-29, hind femur length, 10- 15, tibial length, 12-13.
Tegmen mas ancho que largo, apice ligeramente emarginado; edeago con base esclerotizada, longitud 0.
The measurement with the greatest variation within each stage was the distance between the meridian and the end of the tegmen (A) which, in the fourth stage, has a coefficient of 21.
Eyes round; partially hemispherical; pronotum with acute humeral notches on lateral lobes; Tegmen, wing fully developed; tegmina of moderate width short as compare to wings.
The visceral mass is attached to the calyx by septa of the aboral coelom and attached by the tegmen on the periphery.
CT scans of the brain and temporal bones showed right mastoid and middle ear effusions with erosion of the tegmen mastoideum posteriorly, and an epidural abscess with transcalvarial extension into the posterior auricular subcutaneous region (Figure 1).
Se procedio a abrir y retirar la testa, las almendras se sumergieron en etanol 70% por 2 minutos; luego se les retiro el tegmen y se cortaron las almendras desnudas (cotiledones) en trozos mas pequenos para inmersion en solucion de estreptomicina a 300 mg/L, seguida de inmersion en solucion de nistatina a 100 mg/L por 1 hora.
Intemally, a distinctive testal carbonaceous cell layer overlies a thin tegmen of elongate cells, suggesting the presente of sclerotic/tracheoid layers such as characterize seeds of the Lythraceae.
The male genitalia are composed of two parts; the tegmen and the sipho, and exact identification of a species of ladybird is possible from an observation the sipho of the male insect (Sadeghi, 1991; Bagheri and Mossadegh, 1995; Hajizade, 1995).
Aedeago con tegmen ventral nunca dividido, parameros unidos a la base del lobulo medio por dos puntos.
A titulo de exemplo, refiramo-nos ao nome tegmen usado para designar o telhado da casa.