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tissue

noun uk   us   /ˈtɪʃ.uː/ /ˈtɪs.juː/

tissue noun (CELLS)

[U] a group of connected cells in an animal or plant that are similar to each other, have the same purpose, and form the stated part of the animal or plant: human tissue plant tissue brain/lung/muscle/fat tissue His face is covered with scar tissue where he was badly burned.
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tissue noun (PAPER)

B1 [C or U] soft paper that is used for cleaning, especially your nose, and is thrown away after use, or a small rectangular piece of this: She handed me a tissue just as I sneezed. I always keep a box of tissues in the car. He used a piece of tissue to clean his sunglasses.
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[U] (also tissue paper) thin, light paper used especially for wrapping delicate things: The shop assistant wrapped the vase carefully in tissue paper.
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