- tissue[tissue 词源字典]
- 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’.
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- 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.