Meaning of TISSUE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈti-(ˌ)shü, chiefly Brit ]

ˈtis-(ˌ)yü noun

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

Date: 1563


a. : a fine lightweight often sheer fabric

b. : mesh , network , web

a tissue of lies

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

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 ˈti-shə-wē adjective

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