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tesselate

[tes-uh-leyt] /ˈtɛs əˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), tesselated, tesselating, adjective

tessellated

or tesselated

[tes-uh-ley-tid] /ˈtɛs əˌleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or like a mosaic.
2.
arranged in or having the appearance of a mosaic; checkered.
Origin of tessellated
1685-1695
1685-95; tessellate + -ed2
Related forms
untessellated, adjective
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tessellated

adj.

1690s, from Late Latin tessellatus "made of small square stones or tiles," from tessella "small square stone or tile," diminutive of tessera "a cube or square of stone or wood," perhaps from Greek tessera, neuter of tesseres, Ionic variant of tessares "four" (see four), in reference to four corners. Related: Tessellate (1826, adj.; 1791, v.; 1909, n.); tessellating.

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tesselated in Medicine

tessellated tes·sel·lat·ed (těs'ə-lā'tĭd)
adj.
Composed of or patterned in small squares.


tes'sel·la'tion n.
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