tissue


tissue
tissue NOUN 1) any of the distinct types of material of which animals or plants are made, consisting of specialized cells and their products. 2) tissue paper. 3) a piece of absorbent paper used as a disposable handkerchief. 4) delicate gauzy fabric. 5) a web-like structure or network: a tissue of lies.
DERIVATIVES tissuey adjective.
ORIGIN from Old French tissu 'woven' , from Latin texere 'to weave' .

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Synonyms:
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