Meaning of “tissue” in the English Dictionary

"tissue" in British English

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uk /ˈtɪʃ.uː/ /ˈtɪs.juː/ 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
His face is covered with scar tissue where he was badly burned.

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(Definition of “tissue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tissue" in American English

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us /ˈtɪʃ·u/

tissue noun (PAPER)

[ C ] a piece of soft, thin paper which absorbs liquids:

He wiped his nose with a tissue.

tissue noun (CELLS)

biology [ U ] a group of related cells that forms larger parts of animals and plants

(Definition of “tissue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)