英 ['tɪʃuː; 'tɪsjuː]
- n. 组织；纸巾；薄纱；一套
- vt. 饰以薄纱；用化妆纸揩去
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来自拉丁语 texere,编织，纺织，词源同 texture,textile,-ss,过去分词格。引申词义织物，纺织 品，后用于指纸巾，手巾纸及科技术语细胞组织等。
- tissue:  Tissue is etymologically ‘woven’ cloth. The word was borrowed from Old French tissu ‘fine woven cloth’, which was a noun use of the past participle of tistre ‘weave’. This in turn was descended from Latin texere ‘weave’ (source of English text, texture, etc). The application of the word to ‘physiological substance’ dates from the early 19th century. The original notion of weaving is preserved metaphorically in expressions such as ‘tissue of lies’.
=> technical, text, texture, toilet
- tissue (n.)
- mid-14c., "band or belt of rich material," from Old French tissu "a ribbon, headband, belt of woven material" (c. 1200), noun use of tissu "woven, interlaced," past participle of tistre "to weave," from Latin texere "to weave, to make" (see texture (n.)). The biological sense is first recorded 1831, from French, introduced c. 1800 by French anatomist Marie-François-Xavier Bichal (1771-1802). Meaning "piece of absorbent paper used as a handkerchief" is from 1929. Tissue-paper is from 1777, supposedly so called because it was made to be placed between tissues to protect them.
- 1. He shook his head and wiped his tears with a tissue.
- 2. The woman lost about 1.8kg of fatty tissue during the week's fast.
- 3. The tissue is examined microscopically to rule out or confirm cancer.
- 4. The virus remains dormant in nerve tissue until activated.
- 5. She arrived weeping, dabbing her eyes with a tissue.
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