Tegmen
Tegmen Teg"men, n.; pl. {Tegmina}. [L., fr. tegere, tectum, to cover.] 1. A tegument or covering. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) The inner layer of the coating of a seed, usually thin and delicate; the endopleura. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) One of the elytra of an insect, especially of certain Orthoptera. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Tectrices}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tegmen — (Plural Tegmina; von lateinisch tegere ‚bedecken‘, ‚Dach‘, ‚Bedeckung‘, ‚Hülle‘, ‚Gewand‘) bezeichnet: historischer Eigenname von Zeta Cancri, einem rund 80 Lichtjahre von der Erde entfernten Sternsystem einen ganz oder teilweise verdickten und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tegmen — ● tegmen, tegmina nom masculin (latin tegmen, inis, cuirasse) Aile antérieure épaissie des orthoptères et de certains homoptères, participant activement au vol …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tégmen — s. m. [Botânica] Membrana interna da semente. = TEGME   ‣ Etimologia: latim tegmen …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Tegmen — (lat), 1) die äußere, meist aus zwei Spelzen bestehende Hülle eines vollständigen Ährchens; 2) so v.w. Stipula; 3) (Anat.), so v.w. Corium …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • tegmen — [teg′mən] n. pl. tegmina [teg′mi nə] [L < tegere, to cover: see THATCH] 1. a covering; integument 2. Bot. the inner coat of a seed 3. Zool. a) a beetle elytron b) a hardened fore …   English World dictionary

  • tegmen — A structure that covers or roofs over a part. [L. a covering, fr. tego, to cover] t. cruris old term for tegmentum mesencephali. t. mastoideum the lamina of bone roofing over the mastoid cells. t. tympani [TA] the roof of the middle ear, formed… …   Medical dictionary

  • tegmen — noun (plural tegmina) Etymology: New Latin tegmin , tegmen, from Latin, covering, from tegere to cover more at thatch Date: 1807 a superficial layer or covering usually of a plant or animal part …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tegmen — A tegmen (pl. tegmina ) designates the modified leathery front wing on an insect. They are not used for flying. Orders that have tegmina are the Dermaptera (earwigs), Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets), Mantodea (praying mantis) and Blattodea… …   Wikipedia

  • Tegmen — Aile de l insecte  Cet article concerne l aile d insecte. Pour tuile plate romaine, voir Tegula. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Aile …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tegmen — El término Tegmen puede referirse a: La capa interna del tegumento de las semillas. Otro nombre de la estrella Tegmine (ζ Cancri / 16 Cancri). Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título. Si llegaste aquí a… …   Wikipedia Español

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