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tis·sue

 (tĭsh′o͞o, -yo͞o)
n.
1. A fine, very thin fabric, such as gauze.
2. Tissue paper.
3. A soft, absorbent piece of paper used as toilet paper, a handkerchief, or a towel.
4. An interwoven or interrelated number of things; a web; a network: "The text is a tissue of mocking echoes" (Richard M. Kain).
5. 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.

[Middle English tissu, a rich kind of cloth, from Old French, from past participle of tistre, to weave, from Latin texere; see teks- in Indo-European roots.]

tis′su·ey adj.
tis′su·lar adj.

tissue

(ˈtɪʃuː; ˈtɪsjuː)
n
1. (Biology) a part of an organism consisting of a large number of cells having a similar structure and function: connective tissue; nerve tissue.
2. a thin piece of soft absorbent paper, usually of two or more layers, used as a disposable handkerchief, towel, etc
4. an interwoven series: a tissue of lies.
5. (Textiles) a woven cloth, esp of a light gauzy nature, originally interwoven with threads of gold or silver
vb (tr)
6. (Textiles) rare to weave into tissue
7. to decorate or clothe with tissue or tissue paper
[C14: from Old French tissu woven cloth, from tistre to weave, from Latin texere]

tis•sue

(ˈtɪʃ u; esp. Brit. ˈtɪs yu)

n., v. -sued, -su•ing. n.
1. an aggregate of similar cells and cell products forming one of the structural materials of an organism.
3. any of several kinds of soft gauzy papers used for various purposes: toilet tissue.
4. an interconnected series or mass: a tissue of falsehoods.
5. a piece of thin writing paper.
6. a woven fabric, esp. one of light or gauzy texture.
v.t.
7. to cover or clothe with tissue.
8. to remove with facial or other tissues.
9. to weave, esp. with threads of gold and silver.
[1325–75; Middle English tissew, variant of tissu < Middle French, Old French, n. use of past participle of tistre to weave < Latin texere]
tis′su•ey, adj.

tis·sue

(tĭsh′o͞o)
A large collection of similar cells that together perform a specific function in an organism. The organs of the body and the parts of a plant are composed of many different kinds of tissues.

Tissue

 a web; a framework of something.
Examples: tissue of crimes, follies, and misfortunes, 1763; of epigrams, 1711; of lies; of misfortunes; of misrepresentations, 1820.

tissue


Past participle: tissued
Gerund: tissuing

Imperative
tissue
tissue
Present
I tissue
you tissue
he/she/it tissues
we tissue
you tissue
they tissue
Preterite
I tissued
you tissued
he/she/it tissued
we tissued
you tissued
they tissued
Present Continuous
I am tissuing
you are tissuing
he/she/it is tissuing
we are tissuing
you are tissuing
they are tissuing
Present Perfect
I have tissued
you have tissued
he/she/it has tissued
we have tissued
you have tissued
they have tissued
Past Continuous
I was tissuing
you were tissuing
he/she/it was tissuing
we were tissuing
you were tissuing
they were tissuing
Past Perfect
I had tissued
you had tissued
he/she/it had tissued
we had tissued
you had tissued
they had tissued
Future
I will tissue
you will tissue
he/she/it will tissue
we will tissue
you will tissue
they will tissue
Future Perfect
I will have tissued
you will have tissued
he/she/it will have tissued
we will have tissued
you will have tissued
they will have tissued
Future Continuous
I will be tissuing
you will be tissuing
he/she/it will be tissuing
we will be tissuing
you will be tissuing
they will be tissuing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tissuing
you have been tissuing
he/she/it has been tissuing
we have been tissuing
you have been tissuing
they have been tissuing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tissuing
you will have been tissuing
he/she/it will have been tissuing
we will have been tissuing
you will have been tissuing
they will have been tissuing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tissuing
you had been tissuing
he/she/it had been tissuing
we had been tissuing
you had been tissuing
they had been tissuing
Conditional
I would tissue
you would tissue
he/she/it would tissue
we would tissue
you would tissue
they would tissue
Past Conditional
I would have tissued
you would have tissued
he/she/it would have tissued
we would have tissued
you would have tissued
they would have tissued

tissue

1. A group of similar cells that performs a particular function, e.g. muscle.
2. Part of the body made of similar cells that perform a particular task.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tissue - part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and functiontissue - part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
isthmus, band - a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
2.tissue - a soft thin (usually translucent) papertissue - a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
cigarette paper, rolling paper - a strong tissue paper that burns evenly and is sufficiently porous to control the burning of the tobacco in a cigarette
facial tissue - tissue paper suitable for use on the face
Kleenex - a piece of soft absorbent paper (usually two or more thin layers) used as a disposable handkerchief
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
bathroom tissue, toilet paper, toilet tissue - a soft thin absorbent paper for use in toilets
Verb1.tissue - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cottontissue - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
web, net - construct or form a web, as if by weaving
loom - weave on a loom; "materials loomed in Egypt"
brocade - weave a design into (textiles)
lace - do lacework; "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"
braid, plait, lace - make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth"
twill - weave diagonal lines into (textiles)

tissue

noun
1. matter, material, substance, stuff, structure As we age we lose muscle tissue.
3. series, pack, collection, mass, network, chain, combination, web, accumulation, fabrication, conglomeration, concatenation It was all a tissue of lies which ended in his resignation.

tissue

noun
An interwoven or interrelated number of things:
Translations
مندلمِنْدِيلٌ وَرَقِيّنَسيج الجِسْمنَسيج من الوَرَق
tkáňpapírový kapesník
vævpapirlommetørklædestoftissue
دستمال
kudospehmopaperisolukko
tkivo
papírzsebkendőszövet
pappírsòurrkavefur
組織
조직
popierinė servetėlėrūkomasis popieriusšilkinis popierius
audipapīra salvete
papierová vreckovka
tkivopapirnati robčekrobecsvilen papir
vävnad
เนื้อเยื่อของคน สัตว์และพืช
dokukağıt mendilkâğıt mendil

tissue

[ˈtɪʃuː]
A. N
1. (= thin paper) (for wrapping, decoration) → papel m de seda; (= paper handkerchief) → pañuelo m de papel, klínex m inv
2. (Anat) → tejido m
3. (fig) a tissue of liesuna sarta de mentiras
B. CPD tissue paper N (for wrapping, decoration) → papel m de seda; (= paper handkerchief) → pañuelo m de papel, klínex ® m inv

tissue

[ˈtɪsjuː ˈtɪʃuː] n
(= part of body) → tissu m scar tissue, muscle tissue
(= paper handkerchief) → mouchoir m en papier, kleenex® m
Have you got a tissue? → Tu as un kleenex?tissue paper npapier m de soie

tissue

n
(Anat, Bot, fig) → Gewebe nt; a tissue of liesein Lügengewebe nt, → ein Lügengespinst nt
(= handkerchief)Papier(taschen)tuch nt
(also tissue paper)Seidenpapier nt

tissue

:
tissue cell
nGewebezelle f
tissue culture
nGewebekultur f

tissue

[ˈtɪʃuː] n
a. (thin paper) → velina; (paper handkerchief) → fazzolettino di carta
b. (Anat) → tessuto
c. (fig) to weave a tissue of liesordire tutta una serie di menzogne

tissue

(ˈtiʃuː) noun
1. (one of the kinds of) substance of which the organs of the body are made. nervous tissue; the tissues of the body.
2. (a piece of) thin soft paper used for wiping the nose etc. He bought a box of tissues for his cold.
tissue paper
very thin paper, used for packing, wrapping etc.

tissue

مِنْدِيلٌ وَرَقِيّ tkáň væv Gewebe χαρτομάντηλο tejido kudos tissu tkivo tessuto 組織 조직 tissue vev tkanka tecido ткань vävnad เนื้อเยื่อของคน สัตว์และพืช kağıt mendil 组织

tis·sue

n. tejido, grupo de células similares de función determinada unidas por una sustancia intercelular que actúan conjuntamente. .

tissue

n tejido; (facial) pañuelo (de papel); connective — tejido conectivo or conjuntivo; granulation — tejido de granulación; scar — tejido cicatricial; soft — tejido blando
References in classic literature ?
Thus it is that the grief of the passing moment takes upon itself an individuality, and a character of climax, which it is destined to lose after a while, and to fade into the dark gray tissue common to the grave or glad events of many years ago.
Had his wife been a whole woman, she might yet have done something--as woman can--to mend the broken threads of life, and weave again into a tissue of brightness.
Her gray felt hat had a white feather on it, and a white tissue veil with large black dots made her delicate skin look brilliant.
Having removed this impediment, and lifted certain silvery envelopes of tissue paper, she merely exclaimed -
Ever busily winding the golden thread that bound them all together, weaving the service of her happy influence through the tissue of all their lives, and making it predominate nowhere, Lucie heard in the echoes of years none but friendly and soothing sounds.
As I finished, I slipped out of my pocket a dainty little parcel softly folded in white tissue paper.
I bargained for ninepence, and what with the roller, and opening the soda water, and shoving them heavy tables about, there was a decomposition of tissue in me to the tune of two shillings.
It is something like the way dame Nature gathers round a foreign body an envelope of some insensitive tissue which can protect from evil that which it would otherwise harm by contact.
Then the bearers approached; the body, enveloped in a tissue of white linen, was lowered into the damp grave.
It was the body of an old man, gorgeously arrayed in the habiliments of a rajah, wearing, as in life, a turban embroidered with pearls, a robe of tissue of silk and gold, a scarf of cashmere sewed with diamonds, and the magnificent weapons of a Hindoo prince.
Then in the case of excisions you have all kinds of secondary changes, pigmentary disturbances, modifications of the passions, alterations in the secretion of fatty tissue.
said the president; "remember this tissue of horrors must be supported by the clearest proofs "