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Sunday 7 March 2004

Adj. tissular. Tissue

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Definition: In biology, a tissue is a cellular organizational level intermediate between cells and a complete organ. A tissue is an ensemble of similar cells from the same origin that together carry out a specific function. The organs are then formed by the functional grouping together of multiple tissues.

Most plant and animal cells are organized into tissue which in turn is organized into organs.

The study of normal tissue is known as histology.

The study of abnormal tissue is known as histopathology.

See also

- tissular development