tissue

Definitions

  • Muscular Tissue
    Muscular Tissue
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tissue create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton "tissue textiles"
    • n tissue part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
    • n tissue a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair
    • Tissue A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures. "A robe of tissue , stiff with golden wire.""In their glittering tissues bear emblazed
      Holy memorials."
    • Tissue A woven fabric.
    • Tissue Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series; as, a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood. "Unwilling to leave the dry bones of Agnosticism wholly unclothed with any living tissue of religious emotion."
    • Tissue (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; as, epithelial tissue; connective tissue .
    • v. t Tissue To form tissue of; to interweave. "Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels
    • tissue Figuratively, to weave; construct; elaborate.
    • n tissue 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 tissue A ribbon, or a woven ligament of some kind.
    • n tissue 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 tissue 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 parenchyma and prosenchyma.
    • n tissue Figuratively, an interwoven or interconnected series or sequence; an intimate conjunction, coördination, or concatenation.
    • n tissue Same as tissue-paper. See paper.
    • n tissue 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 tissue In entomology, the geometrid moth Scotosia dubitata : an English collectors' name.
    • n tissue In zoology, areolar tissue. See def. 3.
    • n tissue In zoology, areolar tissue.
    • tissue Made of tissue.
    • tissue To weave with threads of silver or gold, as in the manufacture of tissue.
    • tissue To clothe in or adorn with tissue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ants make up 1/10 of the total world animal tissue
    • n Tissue tish′ū cloth interwoven with gold or silver, or with figured colours:
    • v.t Tissue to form, as tissue: to interweave: to variegate
    • n Tissue tish′ū (anat.) the substance of which organs are composed: a connected series
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Quotations

  • Stephen B. Leacock
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    “Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. tissu, fr. tissu, p. p. of tisser, tistre, to weave, fr. L. texere,. See Text
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. tissu, woven, pa.p. of tistre—L. texĕre, to weave.

Usage

In literature:

Thence they may be carried into any organ or tissue, just as nourishment or poison is carried.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
The Tissue (Tissue Paper), the Giles and Johnson are from Kansas.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
In this singular tissue of incongruities may be perceived some ideas probably derived from Asiatic sources.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Really, I'd feel exactly like a mutton chop in a tissue-paper flounce, myself.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Connective tissue (Figure XIII) is a general name for a group of tissues of very variable character.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
They ceased as soon as the piece of tissue was killed by heating.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
No mineral particle, no dead chemical substance has ever been made a constituent of organic tissue except through the agency of life.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
Albumen: the white of egg or the substances in the tissues which have the same characteristics.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Her hair was put up in a net of golden tissue, ornamented with pearls.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
All these tissues are supplied with blood in greater or less quantity.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
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In poetry:

My autumn time and Nature's hold
A dreamy tryst together,
And, both grown old, about us fold
The golden-tissued weather.
"St. Martin's Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Let me then think of ye, Visions of Light,
Not as the tissue of dreams,
But as realities destined to be
Bright in Futurity's beams.
"Dreams Of Beauty" by Adah Isaacs Menken
Their loves, their woes, the gifted bard
In fairy tissue wove;
Where lords, and knights, and ladies bright,
In gay confusion strove.
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
Brilliant hopes, all woven in gorgeous tissues,
Flaunting gayly in the golden light;
Large desires, with most uncertain isssues,
Tender wishes, blossoming at night!
"Voices Of The Night : Flowers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Now does she guide my wand'ring eye,
O'er Time's perplex'd and wat'ry sky,
Spreads to my glance the features dark ;
E'en all the dusky tints that mark
The tissue of my fate.
"The Outcast" by Laura Sophia Temple
The dreams fond youth in years agone had cherished;
The hopes that wove a rainbow tissue bright—
Are they all gone—forever gone, and perished—
Ev'n the last bud my silent tears had nourished—
Have all been Death's delight?
"The Surviving Thought" by David James Scott

In news:

Luckily my friend had some tissues with her and handed me one, but I was still SO embarrassed.
Be warned, you might want to break out the tissues ahead of time for this one.
Scientists develop 3D tissue printer that prints cartilage .
Overview covers symptoms, risks and treatment of weak cervical tissue during pregnancy.
Cancer was once thought to be a single disease that attacked different tissues.
Tissue Expertise Begat Biospecimens CRO .
The cervix is the tissue that leads from the uterus into the vagina.
With an additional $30.3 million in funding from the NIH, the project will focus on more data types and more human cells and tissues.
The incidence of tissue infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria doubled in five years, researchers found.
Grekos extracted tissue from stem cell patient who died, damaged patient's abdomen.
Tissue Culture and Art (TCA) Australia.
You will need a box of tissues for this one.
His doctor is in the early stages of finding a way to grow replacement tissue.
Grab some tissues and watch this touching video.
When CBS's hit series 'Two and a Half Men' makes its return this fall, make sure to have some tissues handy: there's going to be a death in the family.
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In science:

So, the electron pairing occurs in living tissues first of all because of an energy gain; the electron spin is a secondary reason for the pairing.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
Other living tissues may also contain bipolarons.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
The same methods are employed in statistical mechanics for m icroscopic models, on a O(10-6) finer scale, to calculate the T1 and T2 relaxation times , , used in MR imaging to discrim inate between tissues.
Markov Random Field Segmentation of Brain MR Images
This reduction was smaller if the SB tissue was not simulated.
Markov Random Field Segmentation of Brain MR Images
An age-and-cyclin-structured cell population model for healthy and tumoral tissues. J.
Eigenelements of a General Aggregation-Fragmentation Model
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