tectiform

I. \\ˈtektəˌfȯrm\ adjective
Etymology: New Latin tectiformis, from Latin tectum roof + -iformis -iform — more at tectum
: shaped like a roof
II. noun (-s)
: a design found (as at Font-de-Gaume, Dordogne, France) in the cave art of paleolithic man assumed to represent a dwelling

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