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1 a part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
2 a soft thin (usually translucent) paper [syn: tissue paper] v : create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles" [syn: weave]

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  1. Thin, woven, gauze-like fabric.
  2. A sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief.
  3. Absorbent paper as material.
    Irish S****** is one of world's largest tissue producers.
  4. A group of similar cells that function together to do a specific job
    • 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: . Book 1, Part 10.
      But it is similarly necessary that flesh and each of the other tissues should be the ratio of its elements, or that not one of them should;


woven fabric
sheet of absorbent paper
paper material
aggregation of cells

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Extensive Definition

Tissue may refer to:
  • Aerial tissue, an acrobatic art form and one of the circus arts
  • Tissue (biology), a group of biological cells that perform a similar function
  • Tissue paper, a type of thin, translucent paper used for wrapping and cushioning items
  • Facial tissue, a type of thin, soft, disposable paper used for nose-blowing (sometimes also referred to by the brand name Kleenex)
  • Tissue (moth), a moth.
tissue in Aragonese: Texito
tissue in Bulgarian: Тъкан
tissue in German: Gewebe
tissue in Modern Greek (1453-): Ιστός
tissue in Spanish: Tejido
tissue in French: Tissu
tissue in Italian: Tessuto (disambigua)
tissue in Dutch: Weefsel
tissue in Russian: Ткань (значения)
tissue in Simple English: Tissue
tissue in Ukrainian: Тканина (значення)
tissue in Walloon: Texhou
tissue in Yiddish: טישו

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