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tissuenoun

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 brain/lung/muscle/fat tissue His face is covered with scar tissue where he was badly burned.

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tissuenoun

 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
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