Meaning of tegmen


Pronunciation: (teg'mun), [key]
— pl. -mi•na
  1. a cover, covering, or integument.
  2. the delicate inner integument or coat of a seed.
  3. (of certain orthopterous insects) one of a pair of leathery forewings that forms a protective covering for the hind wings.
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