tegmentum

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tegmentum

[teg′men·təm]
(anatomy)
A mass of white fibers with gray matter in the cerebral peduncles of higher vertebrates.
(botany)
The outer layer, or scales, of a leaf bud.
(invertebrate zoology)
The upper layer of a shell plate in Amphineura.
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Second, the vacuolation profile essentially overlapped that in mice infected with BSE-C, with slight differences only in the mesencephalic tegmentum area.