What does tissue mean?

Definitions for tissue
ˈtɪʃ u; esp. Brit. ˈtɪs yutis·sue

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Wiktionary

  1. tissuenoun

    Thin, woven, gauze-like fabric.

  2. tissuenoun

    A sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief.

  3. tissuenoun

    Absorbent paper as material.

  4. tissuenoun

    A group of similar cells that function together to do a specific job

  5. tissueverb

    To form tissue of; to interweave.

    Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue. uE00027296uE001 Francis Bacon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tissuenoun

    part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function

  2. tissue, tissue paperverb

    a soft thin (usually translucent) paper

  3. weave, tissueverb

    create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

    "tissue textiles"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tissuenoun

    a woven fabric

  2. Tissuenoun

    a fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures

  3. Tissuenoun

    one of the elementary materials or fibres, having a uniform structure and a specialized function, of which ordinary animals and plants are composed; a texture; as, epithelial tissue; connective tissue

  4. Tissuenoun

    fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series; as, a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood

  5. Tissueverb

    to form tissue of; to interweave

Freebase

  1. Tissue

    An anatomical structure consisting of similarly specialized cells and intercellular matrix, aggregated according to genetically determined spatial relationships, performing a specific function.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tissue

    tish′ū, n. cloth interwoven with gold or silver, or with figured colours: (anat.) the substance of which organs are composed: a connected series.—v.t. to form, as tissue: to interweave: to variegate.—n. Tis′sue-pā′per, a thin, soft, semi-transparent kind of paper. [Fr. tissu, woven, pa.p. of tistre—L. texĕre, to weave.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tissue

    A group of organisms that function together for a specific purpose in the body of an animal or human being.

    The muscle tissue functions together to move the leg.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tissue' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4431

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tissue' in Nouns Frequency: #1424

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tissue in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tissue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tissue in a Sentence

  1. Glenn Phillips:

    What the vets found was that the skin on the surface was damaged and broken, but the actual tissue below was intact, so the wound looked a lot worse than it actually was.

  2. Alexander Meigs Haig:

    I probably carry more scar tissue on my derrire than any other candidate-that's political scar tissue.

  3. Van Vilsteren:

    We thought it would be lung tissue, but instead we found little scraps of paper covered with Chinese characters.

  4. Riccardo Ricciardi Jr.:

    The way it works is small titanium implants are placed in the prostate to hold the obstructing tissue away from the urethra to relieve the obstruction.

  5. Elizabeth Hurley:

    The dress I unearthed for this shot is Atelier Versace – I wore it 21 years ago to the CFDA Fashion Awards, i was with my then-boyfriend Hugh Grant and had a blast. I put it away in acid-free tissue paper straight away, and it’s still perfect!

Images & Illustrations of tissue

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