a combining form meaning “tissue,” used in the formation of compound words: histology.
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Also especially before a vowel, hist-.
Origin of histo-
<Greek, combining form of histós web (of a loom), tissue
Words nearby histo-
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British Dictionary definitions for histo-
before a vowel hist-
indicating animal or plant tissuehistology; histamine
Word Origin for histo-
from Greek, from histos web
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Medical definitions for histo-
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