[ teks-cher ]
/ ˈtɛks tʃər /


verb (used with object), tex·tured, tex·tur·ing.

to give texture or a particular texture to.
to make by or as if by weaving.

Origin of texture

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin textūra web, equivalent to text(us) (past participle of texere to weave) + -ūra -ure


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British Dictionary definitions for textural

/ (ˈtɛkstʃə) /



(tr) to give a distinctive usually rough or grainy texture to

Derived forms of texture

textural, adjectivetexturally, adverbtextureless, adjective

Word Origin for texture

C15: from Latin textūra web, from texere to weave
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Medical definitions for textural (1 of 2)

[ tĕkschər-əl ]


Relating to the texture of the tissues.

Medical definitions for textural (2 of 2)

[ tĕkschər ]


The composition or structure of a tissue or organ.

Other words from texture

textured adj.
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Scientific definitions for textural

[ tĕkschər ]

The general physical appearance of a rock, especially with respect to the size, shape, size variability, and geometric arrangement of its mineral crystals (for igneous and metamorphic rocks) and of its constituent elements (for sedimentary rocks). A sandstone that forms as part of an eolian (wind-blown) deposit, for example, has a texture that reflects its small, rounded sand grains of uniform size, while a sandstone that formed as part of a fluvial deposit has a texture reflecting the presence of grains of varying sizes, with some more rounded than others.
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