Tissue definition

tĭsho͝o, -yo͝o
(archaic) To weave into tissue.
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An interwoven or interrelated number of things; a web; a network.
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An interwoven or intricate mass or series; mesh; network; web.

A tissue of lies.

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The definition of tissue is group of cells, or an absorbent paper, or thin paper used for wrapping gifts.

All of the soft joints and ligaments in your neck are an example of neck tissue.

A Kleenex is an example of a tissue.

A thin piece of bright red paper used to wrap fragile gifts is an example of tissue paper.

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A fine, very thin fabric, such as gauze.
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Tissue paper.
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(biology) An aggregation of morphologically similar cells and associated intercellular matter acting together to perform one or more specific functions in an organism. There are four basic types of tissue in many animals: muscle, nerve, epidermal, and connective.
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Cloth; esp., light, thin cloth, as gauze.
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A piece of soft, absorbent paper, used as a disposable handkerchief, as toilet paper, etc.
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A sheet of tissue paper.
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The substance of an organic body or organ, consisting of cells and intercellular material.
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Any of the distinct structural materials of an organism, having a particular function.

Epithelial tissue.

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To cover with tissue.
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Thin, woven, gauze-like fabric.
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A fine transparent silk material, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.
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A sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief.
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Absorbent paper as material.
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(biology) A group of similar cells that function together to do a specific job.
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Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series.

A tissue of forgeries, or of lies.

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To form tissue of; to interweave.

Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue. "” Francis Bacon.

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A soft, absorbent piece of paper used as toilet paper, a handkerchief, or a towel.
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(biology) An aggregation of morphologically similar cells and associated intercellular matter acting together to perform one or more specific functions in an organism. There are four basic types of tissue in many animals: muscle, nerve, epidermal, and connective.
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A large mass of similar cells that make up a part of an organism and perform a specific function. The internal organs and connective structures (including bone and cartilage) of vertebrates, and cambium, xylem, and phloem in plants are made up of different types of tissue.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tissue
Plural:
tissues

Origin of tissue

  • Middle English tissu a rich kind of cloth from Old French from past participle of tistre to weave from Latin texere teks- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French tissu, past participle of tistre, from Latin texere.

    From Wiktionary