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texture

 [teks´chur]
the structure or constitution of tissues. adj., adj tex´tural.

tex·ture

(teks'chūr),
The composition or structure of a tissue or organ.
[L. textura, fr. texo, pp. textus, to weave]

tex·ture

(teks'chŭr)
The composition or structure of a tissue or organ.
[L. textura, fr. texo, pp. textus, to weave]

texture

the structure or constitution of tissues.
References in classic literature ?
Now we are delighted at that,' said both the weavers, and thereupon they named the colours and explained the make of the texture.
And so he praised the cloth which he did not see, and expressed to them his delight at the beautiful colours and the splendid texture.
Yet, had Alymer reached a profounder wisdom, he need not thus have flung away the happiness which would have woven his mortal life of the selfsame texture with the celestial.
He felt of her hair, her skin, the texture of the garment she wore and by means of signs made her understand she was to open her mouth.
In one corner was a low couch covered with a rug similar to those on the floor except that it was of a lighter texture, and upon this sat a woman.
It was easy then to tell by the cut and texture of his clothes to what rank in life a man belonged, for each dressed accordingly, and only the great might wear silk and velvet and golden ornaments.
Or, to use a Platonic image, justice and the State are the warp and the woof which run through the whole texture.
The adamant streams into soft but precise form before it, and whilst I look at it its outline and texture are changed again.
Do not the constructive fingers of Watt, Fulton, Whittemore, Arkwright, predict the fusible, hard, and temperable texture of metals, the properties of stone, water, and wood?
Bumble, beginning at the bottom, proceeded to make himself acquainted with the contents of the three long drawers: which, being filled with various garments of good fashion and texture, carefully preserved between two layers of old newspapers, speckled with dried lavender: seemed to yield him exceeding satisfaction.
Veil yourself in a thousand veils, all shimmering and glittering with costly textures and precious jewels.
The sand patch test (ASTM Standard E 965) has been historically used to determine the mean texture depth (MTD) on a pavement surface.