Relating to or characteristic of a tectorium.

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tec·to·ri·al (tek-torґe-əl) pertaining to a roof or covering.

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  • Tectorial — Tec*to ri*al, a. [L. tectorius.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to covering; applied to a membrane immediately over the organ of Corti in the internal ear. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tectorial — Relativo a una estructura corporal que sirve como techo. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • tectorial — adj. Anat. 1 forming a covering. 2 (in full tectorial membrane) the membrane covering the organ of Corti (see CORTI) in the inner ear. Etymology: L tectorium a cover (as TECTRIX) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tectorial — adjective a) serving to cover something b) of or pertaining to the tectorium …   Wiktionary

  • tectorial — [tɛk tɔ:rɪəl] adjective Anatomy forming a covering. ↘denoting the membrane covering the organ of Corti in the inner ear. Origin C19: from L. tectorium covering, a cover + al …   English new terms dictionary

  • tectorial — tec·to·ri·al …   English syllables

  • tectorial —   a. acting as covering …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Tectorial membrane — can refer to: Tectorial membrane (cochlea) Tectorial membrane (axis) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to …   Wikipedia

  • Tectorial membrane (cochlea) — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = membrana tectoria ductus cochlearis GraySubject = 232 GrayPage = 1058 Caption = Section through the spiral organ of Corti. (Membrana tectoria labeled at center top.) Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName …   Wikipedia

  • tectorial membrane — noun Etymology: New Latin tectorium + English al : membrane of corti * * * tectorial membrane noun The membrane covering the organ of Corti in the inner ear • • • Main Entry: ↑tectorial …   Useful english dictionary

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