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Meaning of tissue

tis•sue

Pronunciation: (tish' or, esp. Brit., tis'y), [key]
— n., v., -sued, -su•ing.
—n.
  1. 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
  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.
—v.t.
  1. to remove (a cosmetic or cream) with a facial tissue (often fol. by off): Tissue all cosmetics off the face before going to bed.
  2. to weave, esp. with threads of gold and silver.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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