Origin of histo-
British Dictionary definitions for histo-
before a vowel hist-
Word Origin for histo-
Word Origin and History for histo-
medical word-forming element, from Greek histos "warp, web," literally "anything set upright," from histasthai "to stand," from PIE *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Taken by 19c. medical writers as the best Greek root from which to form terminology for "tissue."