tissue

Part of speech: noun

A woven fabric.

Part of speech: noun

Biol. One of the elementary fabrics of which an organ is composed.

Part of speech: noun

Any light or gauzy woven stuff.

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Usage examples "tissue":

  1. As the countess spoke, Moraig held up the infant to Lady Mar, dressed like herself, in a tissue gathered from the field. - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
  2. Then there are certain other diseases, very closely related to the nervous system, in which there have been changes of tissue, not only in the brain, but in the organs or the limbs. - "Dawn of All", Robert Hugh Benson.
  3. From the window he walks to his bureau, and out of a secret drawer takes a tiny tissue- paper parcel, and from it carefully extracts its contents. - "Doctor Cupid", Rhoda Broughton.