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tissuenoun

 us   /ˈtɪʃ·u/
  • tissue noun (PAPER)

[C] a ​piece of ​soft, ​thinpaper which ​absorbsliquids: He ​wiped his ​nose with a tissue.
  • tissue noun (CELLS)

biology [U] a ​group of ​relatedcells that ​formslargerparts of ​animals and ​plants
(Definition of tissue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"tissue" in British English

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tissuenoun

uk   /ˈtɪʃ.uː/ /ˈtɪs.juː/  us   /ˈtɪʃ.uː/  /ˈtɪs.juː/
  • tissue noun (CELLS)

[U] a ​group of ​connectedcells in an ​animal or ​plant that are ​similar to each other, have the same ​purpose, and ​form the ​statedpart of the ​animal or ​plant: human tissue plant tissue brain/​lung/​muscle/​fat tissue His ​face is ​covered with ​scar tissue where he was ​badlyburned.

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  • tissue noun (PAPER)

B1 [C or U] softpaper that is used for ​cleaning, ​especiallyyournose, and is ​thrown away after use, or a ​smallrectangularpiece of this: She ​handed me a tissue just before 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, ​lightpaper used ​especially for ​wrappingdelicate things: The ​shopassistantwrapped the ​vasecarefully in tissue ​paper.
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