from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. A group of similar cells that function together to do a specific job
- v. To form tissue of; to interweave.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. 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.
- transitive v. To form tissue of; to interweave.
from The 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.
- 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
_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.
The term tissue culture arose because most of the early cells were derived from primary tissue explants, a technique that dominated the field for over 50 years.
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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