Definition of tissue
1 : a piece of soft absorbent tissue paper used especially as a handkerchief or for removing cosmetics
2 : 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
tissueyplay \ˈti-shə-wē\ adjective
Examples of tissue in a Sentence
She wiped her nose with a tissue.
a sample of brain tissue
The drug can damage the body's tissues.
a box wrapped in tissue
Recent Examples of tissue from the Web
Those who responded to the drug had more inflammation in their fat tissue and a different profile of genetic activity than non-responders.
Once this vital tissue is penetrated, the fruit acids can work on the next layer which is the water-soluble dermis.
Slowly, his skin sloughed off and his muscle tissue died.
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Social Darwinism is the tissue connecting this shady conduct with the Republican Party’s highest policy priorities.
The scan showed only some scar tissue and two functioning lungs.
Sometimes, the tissue protruding through the hernia can include your bowel, which can lead to a bowel obstruction or blockage.
Hypoxia is a deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching the body’s tissues.
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TISSUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tissue for English Language Learners
: 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
TISSUE Defined for Kids
Definition of tissue for Students
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 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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