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Meaning of TISSUE

Pronunciation:  'tishoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
  2. [n]  a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
  3. [v]  of textiles; create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

TISSUE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: tissue paper, weave
 See Also: animal tissue, bathroom tissue, being, body part, braid, brocade, cigarette paper, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, facial tissue, isthmus, Kleenex, lace, net, organism, paper, plait, plant tissue, rolling paper, toilet paper, toilet tissue, twill, web



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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. --Dryden.
             In their glittering tissues bear emblazed Holy
             memorials.                            --Milton.
    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.                              --A. J.
    {Tissue paper}, very thin, gauzelike paper, used for
       protecting engravings in books, for wrapping up delicate
       articles, etc.
  2. \Tis"sue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tissued}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To form tissue of; to interweave.
          Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue. --Bacon.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: group or layer of cells that together perform specific functions.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A group of cells similar to each other, along with their associated intercellular substances, which perform the same function within a multicellular organism. Major tissue types include epithelial, connective, skeletal, muscular, glandular, and nervous tissues.