roof


roof
A covering or rooflike structure; e.g., a tectorium, tectum, tegmen, tegmentum, integument. [A.S. hrof]
- r. of fourth ventricle [TA] SYN: tegmen ventriculi quarti.
- r. of mouth SYN: palate.
- r. of orbit [TA] formed by the orbital plate of the frontal bone and the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone, the optic canal opens at its posterior limit; an indentation, the fossa for the lacrimal gland, is located in the anterolateral part of the r.. SYN: paries superior orbitae [TA], superior wall of orbit.
- r. of skull SYN: calvaria.
- r. of tympanic cavity SYN: tegmental wall of tympanic cavity.
- r. of tympanum SYN: tegmen tympani.
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retro-orbital orbicular fat

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roof 'rüf, 'ru̇f n, pl roofs 'rüfs, 'ru̇fsalso 'rüvz, 'ru̇vz
1) the vaulted upper boundary of the mouth supported largely by the palatine bones and limited anteriorly by the dental lamina and posteriorly by the uvula and upper part of the fauces
2) a covering structure of any of various parts of the body other than the mouth <\roof of the skull> <\roof of the dental pulp chamber>

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(rf) a covering structure; see also tectum and tegmen.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Synonyms:
(of a house or of a building), (with a roof) / , , , , , / /


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  • roof — roof …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Roof — Roof, n. [OE. rof, AS. hr?f top, roof; akin to D. roef cabin, Icel. hr?f a shed under which ships are built or kept; cf. OS. hr?st roof, Goth. hr?t. Cf. {Roost}.] 1. (Arch.) The cover of any building, including the roofing (see {Roofing}) and all …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roof — [ro͞of, roof] n. pl. roofs [ME rof < OE hrof, akin to ON, roof, shed < IE base * k̑rapo > OSlav stropŭ, roof] 1. the outside top covering of a building 2. figuratively, a house or home 3. the top or peak of anything [the roof of the… …   English World dictionary

  • roof — O.E. hrof roof, ceiling, top, from P.Gmc. *khrofaz (Cf. O.Fris. rhoof roof, M.Du. roof cover, roof, Du. roef deckhouse, cabin, coffin lid, M.H.G. rof penthouse, O.N. hrof boat shed ). No apparent connections outside Germanic. English alone has… …   Etymology dictionary

  • roof — ► NOUN (pl. roofs) 1) the structure forming the upper covering of a building or vehicle. 2) the top inner surface of a covered area or space. 3) the upper limit or level of prices or wages. ► VERB (usu. be roofed) ▪ cover with or as a roof …   English terms dictionary

  • Roof — Roof, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roofed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roofing}.] 1. To cover with a roof. [1913 Webster] I have not seen the remains of any Roman buildings that have not been roofed with vaults or arches. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To inclose in a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roof — steht für Michael Roof (1979–2009), US Schauspieler Roof (Einheit), Garnmaß im Königreich Hannover Siehe auch: Ruf Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • roof — /ingl. ruːf/ accorc. di roof garden (V.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Roof — (spr. Ruff), eine Art Hütte oben auf dem Deck mancher Kauffahrteischiffe nahe vor der Kajüte; Quartier der Matrosen auf den Schiffen, deren Raum für die Ladung allein bestimmt ist …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Roof — Roof, auf kleinen Kauffahrteischiffen eine Hütte auf Deck, meist Wohnraum der Mannschaft …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Roof — (engl., spr. ruf), Dach; Deckshaus auf dem Oberdeck von Kauffahrteischiffen, Mannschaftsraum …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon


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