Pronunciation: (tish'OO or, esp. Brit., tis'yOO), [key]
—n., v., -sued, -su•ing.
1. Biol.an aggregate of similar cells and cell products forming a definite kind of structural material with a specific function, in a multicellular organism.
2. See tissue paper.
3. any of several kinds of soft gauzy papers used for various purposes: cleansing tissue; toilet tissue.
4. an interwoven or interconnected series or mass: a tissue of falsehoods.
5. a piece of thin writing paper on which carbon copies are made.
6. a woven fabric, esp. one of light or gauzy texture, originally woven with gold or silver: a blouse of a delicate tissue.
1. to remove (a cosmetic or cream) with a facial tissue (often fol. by off): Tissue all cosmetics off the face before going to bed.
2. to weave, esp. with threads of gold and silver.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.