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Definitions of tissue

  1. of textiles; create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
  2. a part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
  3. a soft thin ( usually translucent) paper
  4. create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; " tissue textiles"
  5. A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.
  6. 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.
  7. Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series; as, a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood.
  8. To form tissue of; to interweave.
  9. Cloth interwoven with gold or silver, or with figured colors: ( anat.) the substance of which organs are composed: a connected series.
  10. To form, as tissue: to interweave: to variegate.
  11. Texture; cloth interwoven with gold or silver; in anatomy, substance of which organs are composed; connected series.
  12. Biol. One of the elementary fabrics of which an organ is composed.
  13. Any light or gauzy woven stuff.
  14. Cloth interwoven with gold or silver, or with figured colours; texture or organization of parts; a connected series.
  15. To form tissue; to interweave; to variegate.
  16. Any woven stuff; cloth interwoven with figured colours, or with gold or silver thread; any thin and delicate texture or fabric; in anat. or bot., the minute elementary structures of which organs are composed; a connected series; a collection; a mass.
  17. The fundamental structure of which animal and plant organs are composed. See adipose, areolar, collenchyma, connective, cork, elastic, fibrous, lymphoid, mucous, muscular, nervous, parenchyma, reticular, sclerenchyma, sieve, tracheal, vascular.

Usage examples for tissue

  1. The bowed heads, the bit of folded tissue, the laughing, eager tones, the look in Miss Stone's face held her. – Mr. Achilles by Jennette Lee
  2. There was a brief pause; then Allerdyke slowly produced a small packet, wrapped in tissue- paper, from his waistcoat pocket. – The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation by J. S. Fletcher
  3. Yes: concerning any custom, you have not only yourself to consider, but the bearings of its influence throughout this tissue of hearts and minds with which you are involved. – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
  4. It is a lengthy tale, and such a tissue of lies and intrigue that common sense wonders if the impossible cannot be possible, if wrong cannot be right. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  5. He was smiling at the red and green tissue paper that enswathed the central chandelier. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  6. If the larger portion of the lung tissue is inflamed, death from asphyxia may occur in the second stage. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  7. I hardly venture to admit as much: the tissue is so tough and the circle of division so precise. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  8. He had fished from his pockets the short, blunt stub of a pencil, a penny and a piece of tissue paper. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  9. Dainty forget- me- nots hidden here by lace, or peeping out there from amidst transparent tissue, while every cheek is tinged with the bright damask- rose hue of excitement. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  10. Again and again she told herself that she would not dwell on the subject; but she might as well have tried to dam a river with a piece of tissue paper, as prevent the thought from filling her mind; and that probably because- with true feminine inconsistency- she welcomed it quite as much as she tried to dispel it. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  11. This aponeurosis of the external oblique is covered by an expansion of elastic fibrous tissue, which doubles it externally, and which is known as the abdominal tunic. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  12. He took from it the enclosure, wrapped in folds of tissue- paper, and put it in her hand, saying, as he thrust the letter in his coat- pocket: " There is something that by right is yours." – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  13. Well mixed with salt and butter and pepper it is an ideal muscle and tissue maker. – The-Suffrage-Cook-Book by Kleber, L. O., Mrs.
  14. More than half the weight of the body is made up of muscular tissue. – How Girls Can Help Their Country by Juliette Low Agnes Baden-Powell Robert Baden-Powell
  15. She stopped, and her attentive companion reached out his hand to free the delicate tissue, when she suddenly tore it from her hat, with a quick motion, and left it fluttering on the branch. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  16. 1. First, two rich pieces of cloth of tissue. – The Discovery of Muscovy etc. by Richard Hakluyt
  17. The simplest way is to place a piece of tissue paper on the water and lay the needle on it; the paper soon becomes soaked with water and sinks to the bottom, while the needle is left floating on the top. – My Book of Indoor Games by Clarence Squareman
  18. Beneath my window the gentle Jabberwock has twined colored tissue- paper about his ears and gone mad. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  19. He kept his eye, in a word, on the main chance, as on a small golden thread woven in the grey tissue of the world's history. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
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