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- n. a thin, weblike structure or membrane
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A web; a rete.
- n. In anatomy: A tissue, in general; any tissue of the body, or histological structure, as distinguished from the structures or organs of gross anatomy: extended to include liquids containing corpuscles: as, tela adiposa, fatty tissue; tela connectiva, connective tissue; tela lymphatica, liquid contents of the body-cavity and lymphatic vessels.
- n. A delicate membranous web or thin sheet of scarcely nervous tissue found in the brain in connection with its cavities, consisting both of pia mater and of endyma, with little or no nerve-tissue intervening.
From Latin tēla ("web"). (Wiktionary)