An aggregation of cells that share several characteristics of form and function. In the animal kingdom there are four common types of tissues:

The study of the structure of tissues is called histology.

Uses of Tissues

Where to find Tissues

  • Tissue Boxes
  • Pocket Packs
  • Silly "Designer" Packs

History of Kleenex

  • 1924 – Kleenex invented the facial tissue category.
  • 1927 – Ads begin featuring screen star testimonials.
  • 1928 – First POP-UP style cartons with a perforated opening.
  • 1929 – Introduction of coloured tissue.
  • 1930 – Introduction of printed tissues.
  • 1931 – Introduction of Paper Towels.
  • 1932 – Pocket Pack Tissues released.
  • 1941 – Introduction of Kleenex Man Size.
  • 1949 – Eye Glass tissues introduced.
  • 1955 – Napkins introduced.
  • 1961 – Amazing reduced box size.
  • 1954 – Kleenex Juniors introduced.
  • 1965 – Kleenex Purse Pack released.
  • 1967 – First upright carton named Kleenex Boutique.
  • 1990 – Kleenex Ultra – first three-layer tissue.

A network of similar cells woven together. The cells hold themselves together by producing an intercellular substance, to which they attach themselves. The precise amount and composition of these intercellular "cementing" substances varies, depending on the type of tissues.

Tis"sue (?), n. [F. tissu, fr. tissu, p.p. of tisser, tistre, to weave, fr. L. texere. See Text.]


A woven fabric.


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. Dryden.

In their glittering tissues bear emblazed Holy memorials. Milton.

3. 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.

⇒ The term tissue is also often applied in a wider sense to all the materials or elementary tissues, differing in structure and function, which go to make up an organ; as, vascular tissue, tegumentary tissue, etc.


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. A. J. Balfour.

Tissue paper, very thin, gauzelike paper, used for protecting engravings in books, for wrapping up delicate articles, etc.


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Tis"sue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tissued (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tissuing.]

To form tissue of; to interweave.

Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue. Bacon.


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