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Definition of "tissue" []

  • A fine, very thin fabric, such as gauze. (noun)
  • Tissue paper. (noun)
  • A soft, absorbent piece of paper used as toilet paper, a handkerchief, or a towel. (noun)
  • An interwoven or interrelated number of things; a web; a network: "The text is a tissue of mocking echoes” ( Richard M. Kain). (noun)
  • Biology An aggregation of morphologically similar cells and associated intercellular matter acting together to perform one or more specific functions in the body. There are four basic types of tissue: muscle, nerve, epidermal, and connective. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tissue" in a sentence
  • "_The gelatigenous tissue_: This tissue, chemically and otherwise peculiar as it is, forms the chief component part of many of the human organs, and it may be truly said that the lack of attention which its peculiarities have received in the past is responsible for more disease and its fatal issue than almost anything else."
  • "_The plasmo tissue_: This tissue is a liquid, the blood plasma, which is one of the important component parts of the life-giving substance, blood."
  • "_The cartilage tissue_: Practically the same applies to the cartilage tissue; but it is only recently that it has been found to what extent this is the case."