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  1. a seaport in N Honduras.
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Examples from the Web for tela

Historical Examples

  • On the accomplishment of these changes it is known as the tela choroidea of the third ventricle.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • The whole structure is known as the tela vasculosa, or choroid plexus of the fourth ventricle (fig. 250, chd 4).

  • Peters secured a single specimen from a coconut palm near Tela, in the same general region, on January 18, 1928.

  • Tela tamen sola, cum crebris comminacionibus et conuiciis, transuolarunt.


    R. W. Chambers

  • In tela terra el 'aura favellano d'amore; Te sola al mio dolore conforto io sognero Oh!

    The Lady Doc

    Caroline Lockhart

British Dictionary definitions for tela


noun plural -lae (-liː)
  1. anatomy any delicate tissue or weblike structure
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Word Origin

from New Latin, from Latin: a web
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tela in Medicine


n. pl. te•lae (-lē)
  1. A thin weblike structure.
  2. A tissue, especially of delicate formation.
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