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Definition of Tissue

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aggregate of cells of a particular kind; absorbent tissue paper for use as a handkerchief; fabric; fine lightweight paper
Tissue Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Tissue Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To form tissue of; to interweave.
  
(n.)
One of the elementary materials or fibres, having a uniform structure and a specialized function, of which ordinary animals and plants are composed; a texture; as, epithelial tissue; connective tissue.
  
(n.)
Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series; as, a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood.
  
(n.)
A woven fabric.
  
(n.)
A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.
  
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tissue
\tis"sue\ (?), n. [f. tissu, fr. tissu, p. p. of tisser, tistre, to weave, fr. l. texere. see text.]
1. a woven fabric.
2. a fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures. a robe of tissue, stiff with golden wire. in their glittering tissues bear emblazed holy memorials.
3. (biol.) one of the elementary materials or fibres, having a uniform structure and a specialized function, of which ordinary animals and plants are composed; a texture; as, epithelial tissue; connective tissue.
note: the term tissue is also often applied in a wider sense to all the materials or elementary tissues, differing in structure and function, which go to make up an organ; as, vascular tissue, tegumentary tissue, etc.
4. fig.: web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series; as, a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood. unwilling to leave the dry bones of agnosticism wholly unclothed with any living tissue of religious emotion. j. balfour.
tissue
paper, very thin, gauzelike paper, used for protecting engravings in books, for wrapping up delicate articles, etc.
tissue
\tis"sue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. tissued (?); p. pr. & vb. n. tissuing.] to form tissue of; to interweave. covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue.
tissue
n
1. a part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
2. a soft thin (usually translucent) paper [syn: tissue paper]
v : of textiles; create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton [syn: weave]





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Noun
1. a part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
(hypernym) body part
(hyponym) isthmus
(substance-holonym) organism, being
2. a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
(synonym) tissue paper
(hypernym) paper
(hyponym) cigarette paper, rolling paper

Verb
1. create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"
(synonym) weave
(hypernym) create from raw material, create from raw stuff
(hyponym) web, net
(classification) handicraft
Tissue Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
BioProcess International™ Glossary
a group of eukaryotic cells organized to perform a similar function.
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Tissue Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Tissue may refer to:
  • Tissue (biology), a group of biological cells that perform a similar function
  • Tissue (moth), the geometer moth, Triphosa dubitata
  • Tissue paper, a type of thin, translucent paper used for wrapping and cushioning items
    • Facial tissue, a type of thin, soft, disposable paper used for nose-blowing
    • Wrapping tissue
    • Japanese tissue
  • Aerial tissue, an acrobatic art form and one of the circus arts

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Tissue Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Scuba Diving
A part of the body characterized by specific characteristics, such as muscle, bone or cartilage. The term is also used to refer to any part of the body with a specific half time for loading and unloading nitrogen; in this latter context a tissue may be contiguous or non-contiguous, or even a theoretical compartment.
Tissue Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
  A group of similar cells.
Tissue Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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Tissue Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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A group or layer of cells that work together to perform a specific function.
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Terms and Definitions
A group or layer of cells that together perform a specific function.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
A group or layer of cells that perform specific functions.
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
A collection of similar cells acting together to perform a particular function. There are four basic tissues in the body: epithelial, connective, muscle, and nerve.
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