from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Roof-shaped; sloping downwards on two sides from a raised central ridge.
  • n. A type of cave-painting or engraving in the shape of an upward-pointing wedge or arrow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a roof in form or use; covering, or forming a cover; lid-like; specifically, in entomology, ridged in the middle and sloping down on each side: as, the tectiform elytra of some homopterous insects.


From New Latin tēctiformis ("roof-shaped"), from tēctum ("roof") + fōrma. (Wiktionary)


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