Origin of histo-
Words nearby histo-
WORDS THAT USE HISTO-
What does histo- mean?
The form histo- comes from Greek histós, meaning “web (of a loom)” or “tissue.”
What are variants of histo-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, histo- becomes hist-, as in histoid. In some rare instances, histo- becomes histio-, as in histioblast. Want to know more? Check out our Words That Use articles for hist- and histio-.
Examples of histo-
One example of a term from medicine that features the form histo- is histology, the branch of biology dealing with the study of tissues.
While histo- means “tissue,” the -logy portion refers to “study,” from Greek logía. Histology literally translates to “the study of tissue.”
What are some words that use the combining form histo-?
What are some other forms that histo- may be commonly confused with?
The word history and related terms begin with the letters histo- but do not use histo- as a combining form. Find out why history comes from the Greek word for “one who knows and sees” at our entry for the word.
How to use histo- in a sentence
Histo-research in bringing its time bubble back from the past got overzealous and cut the circuit too quickly.
Histo-research regrets this incident, but attributes it to the emergency.