tissue


tissue
tissue [tish′o͞o; ] chiefly Brit [, tis′yo͞o]
n.
[ME tissu, rich cloth < OFr < pp. of tistre, to weave < L texere, to weave: see TEXT]
1. cloth; esp., light, thin cloth, as gauze
2. an interwoven or intricate mass or series; mesh; network; web [a tissue of lies]
3. a piece of soft, absorbent paper, used as a disposable handkerchief, as toilet paper, etc.
4.
a) TISSUE PAPER
b) a sheet of tissue paper
5. Biol.
a) the substance of an organic body or organ, consisting of cells and intercellular material
b) any of the distinct structural materials of an organism, having a particular function [epithelial tissue]
vt.
tissued, tissuing
1. to cover with tissue
2. Archaic to weave into tissue

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Tissue — Tis sue, n. [F. tissu, fr. tissu, p. p. of tisser, tistre, to weave, fr. L. texere. See {Text}.] 1. A woven fabric. [1913 Webster] 2. A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tissue — may refer to: * Aerial tissue, an acrobatic art form and one of the circus arts * Tissue (biology), a group of biological cells that perform a similar function * Tissue paper, a type of thin, translucent paper used for wrapping and cushioning… …   Wikipedia

  • Tissue — Papier (auch Tissuepapier) ist ein saugfähiges, feingekrepptes Hygienepapier aus Zellstoff. Es wird meist mehrlagig für Toilettenpapier, Küchenwischtücher, Papierservietten und Papiertaschentücher verwendet.[1] Herstellung Tissue Papier wird auf… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tissue — ► NOUN 1) any of the distinct types of material of which animals or plants are made, consisting of specialized cells and their products. 2) tissue paper. 3) a piece of absorbent paper used as a disposable handkerchief. 4) delicate gauzy fabric.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Tissue — Tis sue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tissued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tissuing}.] To form tissue of; to interweave. [1913 Webster] Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tissue —   [ tisjuː; englisch] das, (s), auf der Papiermaschine trocken gekrepptes Papier aus Zellstoff oder Holzschliff von niedrigem Flächengewicht (12 16 g/m2); mehrlagig verbunden für Servietten, Toilettenpapier, Gesichtstücher u. a. verwendet. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tissue — (n.) mid 14c., band or belt of rich material, from O.Fr. tissu a ribbon, headband, belt of woven material (c.1200), noun use of tissu woven, interlaced, pp. of tistre to weave, from L. texere weave (see TEXTURE (Cf. texture)). The biological… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tissue — (del inglés; pronunciamos tisú ) sustantivo masculino 1. Pragmática: afectado. Pañuelo de papel: ¿Tienes un tissue para limpiarme las gafas? …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • tissue — tissue. См. ткань. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • tissue — (ingl.; pronunc. [tisú]) m. Pieza de papel absorbente y suave usada como pañuelo o toalla desechables …   Enciclopedia Universal