|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.
in physiology, a level of organization in multicellular organisms; it consists of a group of structurally and functionally similar cells and their intercellular material.
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