a protective covering or structure.
tuta´mina o´culi the protective appendages of the eye, such as the eyelids, eyelashes, and so on.
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Any defensive or protective structure.
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tutamenFrom the Latin, tutari (to guard), an obsolete term for virtually any protective anatomic covering.
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