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Texture


TEX'TURE, noun [Latin textura, textus, from texo, to weave.]

1. The act of weaving.

2. A web; that which is woven.

Others, far in the grassy dale,

Their humble texture weave.

3. The disposition or connection of threads, filaments or other slender bodies interwoven; as the texture of cloth or of a spider's web.

4. The disposition of the several parts of any body in connection with each other; or the manner in which the constituent parts are united; as the texture of earthy substances of fossils; the texture of a plant; the texture of paper, of a hat or skin; a loose texture; or a close compact texture

5. In anatomy. [See Tissue.]