Meaning of TISSUE in English

TISSUE

/ ˈtɪʃuː; NAmE ; BrE also ˈtɪsjuː/ noun

1.

[ U ] (also tis·sues [ pl. ]) a collection of cells that form the different parts of humans, animals and plants :

muscle / brain / nerve, etc. tissue

scar tissue

2.

[ C ] a piece of soft paper that absorbs liquids, used especially as a handkerchief :

a box of tissues

3.

(also ˈtissue paper ) [ U ] very thin paper used for wrapping and packing things that break easily

IDIOMS

- a tissue of lies

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Old French tissu woven, past participle of tistre , from Latin texere to weave. The word originally denoted a rich material, often interwoven with gold or silver threads, later (mid 16th cent.) any woven fabric, hence the notion of intricacy .

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