Human Body

Tissues, Organs, and Glands

What are the four major types of tissue?

A tissue (from the Latin texere, meaning “to weave”) is a group of similar cells that perform a specific function. The four major types of tissue are epithelial, connective, muscle, and nerve. Each type of tissue performs different functions, is located in different parts of the body, and has certain distinguishing features. The table below explains these differences.


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