opus tesselatum

noun
opus tes·​se·​la·​tum | \ -ˌtesəˈlätəm, -lā- \
plural opera tesselata\ -​tə \

Definition of opus tesselatum

: mosaic work employing cubes in simple geometric arrangements

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History and Etymology for opus tesselatum

New Latin, literally, checkered work

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“Opus tesselatum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opus%20tesselatum. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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