[ tes-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈtɛs əˌleɪt /

verb (used with object), tes·se·lat·ed, tes·se·lat·ing, adjective

Definition for tesselated (2 of 2)


or tes·se·lat·ed

[ tes-uh-ley-tid ]
/ ˈtɛs əˌleɪ tɪd /


of, relating to, or like a mosaic.
arranged in or having the appearance of a mosaic; checkered.

Origin of tessellated

First recorded in 1685–95; tessellate + -ed2

Related forms

un·tes·sel·lat·ed, adjective
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Medicine definitions for tesselated


[ tĕsə-lā′tĭd ]


Composed of or patterned in small squares.

Related forms

tes′sel•lation n.
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