American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fine, very thin fabric, such as gauze.
- n. Tissue paper.
- n. A soft, absorbent piece of paper used as toilet paper, a handkerchief, or a towel.
- n. An interwoven or interrelated number of things; a web; a network: "The text is a tissue of mocking echoes” ( Richard M. Kain).
- n. 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Figuratively, to weave; construct; elaborate.
- n. A woven or textile fabric; specifically, in former times, a fine stuff, richly colored or ornamented, and often shot with gold or silver threads, a variety of cloth of gold; now, any light gauzy texture, such as is used for veils, or, more indefinitely, any woven fabric of fine quality: a generic word, the specific sense of which in any use is determinable only by its connection or qualification.
- n. A ribbon, or a woven ligament of some kind.
- n. In biology, an aggregate of similar cells and cell-products in a definite fabric; a histological texture of any metazoic animal: as, muscular, nervous, cellular, fibrous, connective, or epithelial tissue; parenchymatous tissue. All parts of such organisms are composed of tissues, and the tissues themselves consist either of cells or of cell-products, of which delicate fibers are the most frequent form. Any tissue is an organ, but tissue specially notes the substance of any organ, or the mode of coherence of its ultimate formative constituents, rather than its formation in gross, and requires a qualifying word for its specification.
- n. Specifically, in botany, the cellular fabric out of which plant-structures are built up, being composed of united cells that have had a common origin and have obeyed a common law of growth. The tissue-elements are the cells in their various modifications, and, although seemingly diverse as to form, size, and function, may be reduced to two principal types: namely, parenchyma in its widest sense, including parenchyma proper, collenchyma, sclerotic parenchyma, epidermal cells, suberous parenchyma, etc., and prosenchyma in its widest sense, including prosenchyma proper, typical wood cells, tracheids, ducts, bast-cells, sieve-cells, etc. See
- n. Figuratively, an interwoven or interconnected series or sequence; an intimate conjunction, coördination, or concatenation.
- n. Same as tissue-paper. See paper.
- n. In photography, a film or very thin plate of gelatin compounded with a pigment, made on a continuous strip of paper, and used, after bichromate sensitization, for carbon-printing.
- n. In entomology, the geometrid moth Scotosia dubitata : an English collectors' name.
- n. In zoology, areolar tissue. See def. 3.
- n. In zoology, areolar tissue.
- Made of tissue.
- To weave with threads of silver or gold, as in the manufacture of tissue.
- To clothe in or adorn with tissue.
- n. Thin, woven, gauze-like fabric.
- n. A sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief.
- n. Absorbent paper as material.
- n. biology A group of similar cells that function together to do a specific job
- v. To form tissue of; to interweave.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. (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.
- n. Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series.
- v. To form tissue of; to interweave.
- n. a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
- v. create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
- n. part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
- From Old French tissu, past participle of tistre, from Latin texere. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English tissu, a rich kind of cloth, from Old French, from past participle of tistre, to weave, from Latin texere; see teks- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_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.”
“These malformations occur when brain tissue from the cerebellum protrudes into the spinal canal, the result of a congenital deformity that might not appear until adulthood.”
“To assess the susceptibility of nonhuman primates to CWD, two squirrel monkeys were inoculated with brain tissue from a CWD-infected mule deer.”
“Brain tissue from the CWD-infected squirrel monkeys contained the abnormal isoform of the prion protein, PrP-res, and displayed spongiform degeneration.”
“At the twelfth, brain tissue from the rats induced pyretic typhus in the guinea pig.”
“A small piece of the tissue is also being studied in the laboratory to help scientists determine how the germ cells in the testicular tissue should be handled so that the maximum number of sperm-creating cells can be obtained.”
“Actually a significant number of boys around the age of puberty do develop breasts," he continues, "so the tissue is there, but it regresses.”
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Bones! (and other stuff)
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random scientific terms from a group of one hundred 16-18 year olds to choose 100 words that, in their collective opinion, represent crucial factors and concepts influencing trends in science today...
A mixture of words that I like or have commented on, along with ones parked here so they'd be listed somewhere or remind me of lists I want to make.
Very basic words for ESL students.
favorite words. some are made up injokes between me and my husband or family.
Just a list of words I like
Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
mei- root words, a changing mixture
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