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Medical Term:

tissue

Pronunciation: tish'yu

Definition: A collection of similar cells and the intercellular substances surrounding them. There are four basic kinds of tissue in the body: epithelium; connective tissues including adipose tissue, blood, bone, and cartilage; muscle tissue; and nerve tissue.

[Fr. tissu, woven, fr. L. texo, to weave]

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