From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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tissuetis‧sue /ˈtɪʃuː, -sjuː $ -ʃuː/ ●●● S2 noun 1 paper_tissues.jpg [countable]DHC a piece of soft thin paper, used especially for blowing your nose on a box of tissues2 [uncountable] (also tissue paper)D light thin paper used for wrapping, packing etc3 [uncountable]HB the material forming animal or plant cellslung/brain etc tissue4 a tissue of lies
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tissueHis estranged wife, Martha, dabbed at her eyes with a tissue and later hugged jurors in the hallway.Biopsy tissues were fixed in buffered formalin and processed routinely through paraffin wax, ensuring optimal orientation at the embedding stage.Meanwhile, studies published in the Western Journal of Medicine found no evidence linking implants with connective tissue diseases.Femfresh are individually wrapped, mildly fragrant, moist tissues.The stairs were brushed, but pocked with scraps of eggshell and solidified tissues.Changes consisted in the tissue becoming larger or smaller, thicker or thinner, more or less refractive.A day later, the tissue was inserted between stomach muscles, just above the bellybutton, where blood supply is plentiful.The Laboulbeniales are ectoparasites - most of their tissue remains outside the host - and only superficially penetrate into the host.lung/brain etc tissueOver years, the prions relentlessly multiply, clumping together in brain tissue until the damage becomes apparent.Normal lung tissue and that from patients with focal fibrosis expressed very little ET-1.A biopsy of brain tissue detected the presence of toxoplasmosis, which is relatively harmless in people with normally functioning immune systems.So small volumes of lung tissue are exposed to high doses of alpha radiation.But once converted into prions, they turn deadly, destroying the brain tissue.More recently reductions in two other brain peptides, cholecystokinin and somatostatin have also been described in the brain tissue of schizophrenics.To be sure, scientists have created disease by inoculating animals with brain tissue from infected animals.
Origin tissue (1300-1400) Old French tissu fine cloth, from tistre to weave, from Latin texere; TEXT