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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British Dictionary definitions for histochemical


  1. the chemistry of tissues, such as liver and bone, often studied with the aid of a microscope
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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