[ his-tuh-kem-uh-stree ]
/ ˌhɪs təˈkɛm ə stri /


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

Origin of histochemistry

First recorded in 1860–65; histo- + chemistry

Related forms

his·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 histochemistry


/ (ˌhɪstəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ) /


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

Derived Forms

histochemical, adjective
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Medicine definitions for histochemistry


[ hĭs′tō-kĕmĭ-strē ]


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