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tissue

noun tis·sue \ˈti-(ˌ)shü, chiefly British ˈtis-(ˌ)yü\

: a piece of soft and very thin paper that is used especially for cleaning

: the material that forms the parts in a plant or animal

Full Definition of TISSUE

1
a :  a fine lightweight often sheer fabric
b :  mesh, network, web <a tissue of lies>
2
:  a piece of soft absorbent tissue paper used especially as a handkerchief or for removing cosmetics
3
:  an aggregate of cells usually of a particular kind together with their intercellular substance that form one of the structural materials of a plant or an animal
tis·su·ey \ˈti-shə-wē\ adjective

Examples of TISSUE

  1. She wiped her nose with a tissue.
  2. a sample of brain tissue
  3. The drug can damage the body's tissues.
  4. a box wrapped in tissue

Origin of TISSUE

Middle English tysshewe, tyssew, a rich fabric, from Anglo-French tissue, from past participle of tistre to weave, from Latin texere — more at technical
First Known Use: 1563

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with TISSUE

TISSUE Defined for Kids

tissue

noun tis·sue \ˈti-shü\

Definition of TISSUE for Kids

1
:  a fine lightweight fabric
2
:  a piece of soft absorbent paper <She dabbed at her nose with a tissue.>
3
:  a mass or layer of cells usually of one kind that perform a special function and form the basic structural material of an animal or plant body <muscle tissue>
Medical Dictionary

tissue

noun tis·sue \ˈtish-(ˌ)ü, ˈtish-ə(-w), chiefly British ˈtis-(ˌ)yü\

Medical Definition of TISSUE

:  an aggregate of cells usually of a particular kind together with their intercellular substance that form one of the structural materials of a plant or an animal and that in animals include connective tissue, epithelium, muscle tissue, and nerve tissue
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