Meaning of TISSUE in English


— tissual , adj. — tissuey , adj.

/tish"ooh/ or, esp. Brit., /tis"yooh/ , n. , v. , tissued, tissuing .


1. Biol. an aggregate of similar cells and cell products forming a definite kind of structural material with a specific function, in a multicellular organism.

2. See tissue paper .

3. any of several kinds of soft gauzy papers used for various purposes: cleansing tissue; toilet tissue.

4. an interwoven or interconnected series or mass: a tissue of falsehoods.

5. a piece of thin writing paper on which carbon copies are made.

6. a woven fabric, esp. one of light or gauzy texture, originally woven with gold or silver: a blouse of a delicate tissue.


7. to remove (a cosmetic or cream) with a facial tissue (often fol. by off ): Tissue all cosmetics off the face before going to bed.

8. to weave, esp. with threads of gold and silver.

[ 1325-75; ME tissew, var. of tissu tistre to weave texere ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .