verb (used with object), tis·sued, tis·su·ing.
Origin of tissue
Examples from the Web for tissue
She dabbed them with a tissue and continued without ceremony.
Medical personnel were expecting Rondin on Monday at Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy.
Seven assigned to this task filled each stadium section and also handed out flats of tissue packets.Rwanda Remembers 100 Days of Terror on Genocide’s 20th Anniversary|Nina Strochlic|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Otherwise they have to go elsewhere for tissue flaps and movement of large chunks of dissected flesh from here to there.What the Man With No Ass Crack Can Teach Darwinists and Creationists|Kent Sepkowitz|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Butters kept staring, stone still, the tissue box perfectly balanced.
Crepe or tissue streamers of different colors, including no red or blue, for wall.Aria da Capo|Edna St. Vincent Millay
If the tissue is occupied by many cysts, the whole breast had better be removed.
Their comparisons were monotonous, and their scenes bare, stereotyped arabesques, not woven into the tissue of lyric feeling.
With his skin he breathed, his bones and tissue ran with glorious heat.Incredible Adventures|Algernon Blackwood
Aristotle, therefore, came very near our conception of tissue.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
British Dictionary definitions for tissue
Word Origin for tissue
Word Origin and History for tissue
mid-14c., "band or belt of rich material," from Old French tissu "a ribbon, headband, belt of woven material" (c.1200), noun use of tissu "woven, interlaced," past participle of tistre "to weave," from Latin texere "weave" (see texture). The biological sense is first recorded 1831, from French, introduced c.1800 by French anatomist Marie-François-Xavier Bichal (1771-1802). Tissue-paper is from 1777, supposedly so called because it was made to be placed between tissues to protect them. Meaning "piece of absorbent paper used as a handkerchief" is from 1929.