un tessellated

tessellated

[tes-uh-ley-tid]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or like a mosaic.
2.
arranged in or having the appearance of a mosaic; checkered.
Also, tesselated.


Origin:
1685–95; tessellate + -ed2

untessellated, adjective
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Word Origin & History

tessellated
1695, from L. tessellatus "made of small square stones or tiles," from tessella "small square stone or tile," dim. of tessera "a cube or square of stone or wood," perhaps from Gk. tessera, neut. of tesseres, Ionic variant of tessares "four" (see four), in reference to four
corners. Tessellation is attested from 1660.
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Medical Dictionary

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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