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  Tissue

Sigma KEE - Tissue
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Tissue
An aggregation of similarly specialized Cells and the associated intercellular substance. Tissues are relatively non-localized in comparison to BodyParts, Organs or Organ components. The main features of Tissues are self-connectivity (see SelfConnectedObject) and being a homogeneous mass (all parts in the same granularity are instances of Tissue as well).
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Parents BodySubstance Extracellular material and mixtures of cells and extracellular material that are produced, excreted or accreted by an Organism. Included here are Substances such as saliva, dental enamel, sweat, hormones, and gastric acid.
Children BoneRigid Tissue composed largely of calcium that makes up the skeleton of Vertebrates. Note that this Class also includes teeth.
 FatTissueNonrigid Tissue that is composed largely of fat cells.
 MuscleNonrigid Tissue appearing only in Animals and composed largely of contractile cells.
 TendonTissue that connects Muscle to Bone.
 WoodTissue that comprises the inner trunk of BotanicalTrees. It is often used in constructing Buildings and other Artifacts. Wood is the principal substance making up a tree, and is distinguished from the bark, roots, flowers, seeds, fruit and leaves.


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