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Tissue may refer to:

  • Tissue (biology), a group of biological cells that perform a similar function
  • Tissue (moth), the geometer moth, Triphosa dubitata
  • Tissue paper, a type of thin, translucent paper used for wrapping and cushioning items
  • Aerial tissue, an acrobatic art form and one of the circus arts
  • Facial tissue, a type of thin, soft, disposable paper used for nose-blowing (sometimes also referred to by the brand name Kleenex)

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

'TISSUE (Fr. tissu, tissue, participle of tisser, Lat. texere, to weave), properly the name of a fine textile fabric interwoven with gold and silver threads, hence used of any delicate or gauzy fabric '(see Gold And Silver Thread). It was also early applied, as in French, to a ribbon, fillet or various forms of woven ligaments. In biology the word is of general use for an aggregate of cells forming a texture or fabric; in animal anatomy it is thus applied to the primary layers of which the parts are composed, and named by some qualifying word denoting its substance or its use (see Connective Tissue and Epithelial, Endothelial And Glandular Tissue).

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Simple English

Tissue can mean different things.

  • In medicine and biology tissue means a part of an organ or organism.
  • Tissue can mean a thin layer of a substance. For example, tissue paper is very thin paper.
  • Tissue is also a word for a thin, soft, piece of paper to wipe your nose that one throws away after use.


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