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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 A and B together, not either separately, must be regarded as the cause of the animal's behaviour, unless we take account of the effect which A has had in altering the animal's nervous tissue, which is a matter not patent to external observation except under very special circumstances.
They are curtained within the recess, by a thick silver tissue adapted to the shape of the window, and hanging loosely in small volumes.
The girl dolls wore many beautiful costumes of tissue paper, making them quite fluffy; but their heads and hands were no thicker than the paper of which they were made.
They are formed alone in the tissue of the mollusc, are white, often opaque, and sometimes have the transparency of an opal; they are generally round or oval.
Ferguson, forcing the dilation of his aerial craft to the utmost, sought for other currents of air at different heights, but in vain; and he soon gave up the attempt, which was only augmenting the waste of gas by pressing it against the well-worn tissue of the balloon.
And the botanist who finds that the apple falls because the cellular tissue decays and so forth is equally right with the child who stands under the tree and says the apple fell because he wanted to eat it and prayed for it.
While I thus stood, leaning on my gun, and looking up at the dark gables, sunk in an idle reverie, weaving a tissue of wayward fancies, in which old associations and the fair young hermit, now within those walls, bore a nearly equal part, I heard a slight rustling and scrambling just within the garden; and, glancing in the direction whence the sound proceeded, I beheld a tiny hand elevated above the wall: it clung to the topmost stone, and then another little hand was raised to take a firmer hold, and then appeared a small white forehead, surmounted with wreaths of light brown hair, with a pair of deep blue eyes beneath, and the upper portion of a diminutive ivory nose.
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.
During those ten days Archer had had no sign from her but that conveyed by the return of a key wrapped in tissue paper, and sent to his office in a sealed envelope addressed in her hand.
For there is nothing more provoking than the Irrelevant when it has ceased to amuse and charm; and then the danger would be of the subjugated masculinity in its exasperation, making some brusque, unguarded movement and accidentally putting its elbow through the fine tissue of the world of which I speak.
As I finished, I slipped out of my pocket a dainty little parcel softly folded in white tissue paper.
This great seer did not go beyond the consideration of the tissues as ultimate facts in the living organism, marking the limit of anatomical analysis; but it was open to another mind to say, have not these structures some common basis from which they have all started, as your sarsnet, gauze, net, satin, and velvet from the raw cocoon?