Tissue

Definition of Tissue

Tis´sue
n.1.A woven fabric.
2.A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.
A robe of tissue, stiff with golden wire.
- Dryden.
3.(Biol.) 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.Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series; as, a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood.
Unwilling to leave the dry bones of Agnosticism wholly unclothed with any living tissue of religious emotion.
- A. J. Balfour.
Tissue paper
very thin, gauzelike paper, used for protecting engravings in books, for wrapping up delicate articles, etc.
v. t.1.To form tissue of; to interweave.
[imp. & p. p. Tissued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tissuing.]
Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue.
- Bacon.

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