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  1. the branch of science dealing with the chemical components of cellular and subcellular tissue.
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Origin of histochemistry

First recorded in 1860–65; histo- + chemistry
Related formshis·to·chem·i·cal [his-tuh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌhɪs təˈkɛm ɪ kəl/, adjectivehis·to·chem·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for histochemical

Historical Examples

  • Similarities in histochemical differentiation of insect cuticle and the walls of parasitic fungi.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

British Dictionary definitions for histochemical


  1. the chemistry of tissues, such as liver and bone, often studied with the aid of a microscope
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Derived Formshistochemical, adjective
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histochemical in Medicine


  1. The branch of science that deals with the chemical composition of the cells and tissues of the body.
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