|tissue (ˈtɪsjuː, ˈtɪʃuː)|
|1.||a part of an organism consisting of a large number of cells having a similar structure and function: connective tissue; nerve tissue|
|2.||a thin piece of soft absorbent paper, usually of two or more layers, used as a disposable handkerchief, towel, etc|
|3.||See tissue paper|
|4.||an interwoven series: a tissue of lies|
|5.||a woven cloth, esp of a light gauzy nature, originally interwoven with threads of gold or silver|
|6.||rare to weave into tissue|
|7.||to decorate or clothe with tissue or tissue paper|
|[C14: from Old French tissu woven cloth, from tistre to weave, from Latin texere]|
tissue tis·sue (tĭsh'ōō)
An aggregation of morphologically similar cells and associated intercellular matter acting together to perform specific functions in the body. There are four basic types of tissue: muscle, nerve, epithelial, and connective.
|tissue (tĭsh') Pronunciation Key
A large mass of similar cells that make up a part of an organism and perform a specific function. The internal organs and connective structures (including bone and cartilage) of vertebrates, and cambium, xylem, and phloem in plants are made up of different types of tissue.