Pronunciation: (tes'ur-u), [key]
—pl. tes•ser•aePronunciation: (tes'u-rē"). [key]
1. one of the small pieces used in mosaic work.
2. a small square of bone, wood, or the like, used in ancient times as a token, tally, ticket, etc.
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