|1.||a design or decoration made up of small pieces of coloured glass, stone, etc|
|2.||the process of making a mosaic|
|3.||a. a mottled yellowing that occurs in the leaves of plants affected with any of various virus diseases|
|b. Also called: mosaic disease any of the diseases, such as tobacco mosaic, that produce this discoloration|
|4.||genetics another name for chimera|
|5.||an assembly of aerial photographs forming a composite picture of a large area on the ground|
|6.||a light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube, consisting of a large number of granules of photoemissive material deposited on an insulating medium|
|[C16: via French and Italian from Medieval Latin mōsaicus, from Late Greek mouseion mosaic work, from Greek mouseios of the Muses, from mousa|
mosaic mo·sa·ic (mō-zā'ĭk)
Patterned in small squares; tesselated. n.
An organism exhibiting mosaicism.