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tegmentum

 [teg-men´tum] (L.)
1. a covering.
2. tegmentum mesencephali. adj., adj tegmen´tal.
tegmentum mesence´phali (tegmentum of mesencephalon) the posterior part of the mesencephalon, formed by continuation of the posterior parts of the cerebral peduncles across the median plane, and extending on each side from the substantia nigra to the level of the mesencephalic aqueduct. Called also tegmentum.
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teg·men·tum

, pl.

teg·men·ta

(teg-men'tŭm, -tă),
1. A covering structure.
[L. covering structure, fr. tego, to cover]
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tegmentum

(tĕg-mĕn′təm) Anatomy
n.
1. A covering or integument of an organ or body part.
2. The ventral part of the midbrain.

teg·men′tal (-təl) adj.
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teg·men·tum

, pl. tegmenta (teg-men'tŭm, -tă) [TA]
1. A covering structure.
2. [TA]
Synonym(s): mesencephalic tegmentum.
[L. covering structure, fr. tego, to cover]
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