—n. 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.
—v.t. 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.