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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tissue  \Tis"sue\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tissued};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  form  tissue  of  to  interweave. 
  Covered  with  cloth  of  gold  tissued  upon  blue.  --Bacon. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tissue  \Tis"sue\,  n.  [F.  tissu,  fr  tissu,  p.  p.  of  tisser, 
  tistre,  to  weave,  fr  L.  texere.  See  {Text}.] 
  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. 
  In  their  glittering  tissues  bear  emblazed  Holy 
  memorials.  --Milton. 
  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. 
  Note:  The  term  tissue  is  also  often  applied  in  a  wider  sense 
  to  all  the  materials  or  elementary  tissues,  differing 
  in  structure  and  function,  which  go  to  make  up  an 
  organ;  as  vascular  tissue,  tegumentary  tissue,  etc 
  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. 
  {Tissue  paper},  very  thin,  gauzelike  paper,  used  for 
  protecting  engravings  in  books,  for  wrapping  up  delicate 
  articles,  etc 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  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  :  of  textiles;  create  a  piece  of  cloth  by  interlacing  strands 
  of  fabric,  such  as  wool  or  cotton  [syn:  {weave}] 

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