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tissue

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noun tis·sue \ˈti-(ˌ)shü, chiefly British ˈtis-(ˌ)yü\

Simple Definition of tissue

  • : a piece of soft and very thin paper that is used especially for cleaning

  • : the material that forms the parts in a plant or animal

Full Definition of tissue

  1. 1a :  a fine lightweight often sheer fabricb :  mesh, network, web <a tissue of lies>

  2. 2 :  a piece of soft absorbent tissue paper used especially as a handkerchief or for removing cosmetics

  3. 3 :  an aggregate of cells usually of a particular kind together with their intercellular substance that form one of the structural materials of a plant or an animal

tis·su·ey play \ˈti-shə-wē\ adjective

Examples of tissue

  1. She wiped her nose with a tissue.

  2. a sample of brain tissue

  3. The drug can damage the body's tissues.

  4. a box wrapped in tissue



Origin of tissue

Middle English tysshewe, tyssew, a rich fabric, from Anglo-French tissue, from past participle of tistre to weave, from Latin texere — more at technical


First Known Use: 1563

Rhymes with tissue


Medical Dictionary

tissue

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noun tis·sue \ˈtish-(ˌ)ü, ˈtish-ə(-w), chiefly British ˈtis-(ˌ)yü\

Medical Definition of tissue

  1. :  an aggregate of cells usually of a particular kind together with their intercellular substance that form one of the structural materials of a plant or an animal and that in animals include connective tissue, epithelium, muscle tissue, and nerve tissue






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