tectum

Any rooflike covering or structure. [L. roof, roofed structure, fr. tego, pp. tectus, to cover]
- t. mesencephali [TA] SYN: lamina of mesencephalic t..
- t. of midbrain SYN: lamina of mesencephalic t..

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tec·tum 'tek-təm n, pl tec·ta -tə
1) a bodily structure resembling or serving as a roof
2) the dorsal part of the midbrain including the corpora quadrigemina called also tectum mesencephali

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n.
the roof of the midbrain, behind and above the cerebral aqueduct. From the nerve tissue protrude two pairs of rounded swellings called the superior and inferior colliculi, which contain cells concerned with reflexes involving vision and hearing, respectively.

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tec·tum (tekґtəm) [L. “roof”] any rooflike structure.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • TECTUM — apud Plinium, l. 8. c. 47. genus ovium, ob lanae praestantiam, pllibus tegi solitum. Unde pellitae oves, apud Horatium; l. 2. Carm. Od. 6. v. 10. de quibus supra diximus. Alias Tectum communiter, quô aedificia teguntur, quod primitus culmô fiebat …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Tectum — steht für: Mittelhirn (Tectum mesencephali, auch Tektum geschrieben) Tectum Group, ein Callcenter Unternehmen in Gelsenkirchen Tectum Verlag, ein Buchverlag in Marburg Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklär …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Téctum — es el término general para referirse a una región del sistema nervioso central, en concreto a la región dorsal del tronco encefálico que comprende los colículos y los tubérculos cuadragéminos. El tectum es uno de dos segmentos del cerebro medio.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • tectum — término general que se refiere a la región dorsal del tronco encefálico que comprende los colículos y los tubérculos cuadragéminos [A14.1.06.601] imagen anatómica [véase http://www.iqb.es/diccio/t/te.htm#tectum] Diccionario ilustrado de Términos… …   Diccionario médico

  • Tectum — (lat.), Dach …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • tectum — index ceiling, habitation (dwelling place), inhabitation (place of dwelling) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tectum — [tek′təm] n. pl. tecta [tek′tə] [ModL < L, a roof < tectus: see TECTRIX] Biol. a rooflike structure or covering tectal adj …   English World dictionary

  • Tectum — Le tectum est la partie dorsale (arrière) du mésencéphale. Il est formé des deux collicules supérieurs et des deux collicules inférieurs formant la lame quadrijumelle. Portail des neurosciences Catégorie : Mésencéphale …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tectum — n. [L. tectum, roof] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) In Acari, the blade shaped prolongation of the exoskeleton to protect an organ or joint; epistome; cervix. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The central portion of the carina of barnacles …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tectum — tectal, tectorial /tek tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. /tek teuhm/, n., pl. tectums, tecta / teuh/. Anat., Zool. a rooflike structure. [1900 05; < NL, L tectum roof, special use of neut. of tectus, ptp. of tegere to cover; cf. PROTECT] * * * …   Universalium

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