histology

[ hi-stol-uh-jee ]
/ hɪˈstɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the branch of biology dealing with the study of tissues.
the structure, especially the microscopic structure, of organic tissues.

Nearby words

  1. histoid leprosy,
  2. histoid tumor,
  3. histoincompatibility,
  4. histologic accommodation,
  5. histologist,
  6. histolysis,
  7. histoma,
  8. histometaplastic,
  9. histomorphology,
  10. histone

Origin of histology

First recorded in 1840–50; histo- + -logy

Related formshis·to·log·i·cal [his-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌhɪs tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, his·to·log·ic, adjectivehis·to·log·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Examples from the Web for histologic

  • In some instances they were found where a histologic examination of the costochondral junctions showed nothing abnormal.

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British Dictionary definitions for histologic

histology

/ (hɪˈstɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study, esp the microscopic study, of the tissues of an animal or plant
the structure of a tissue or organ
Derived Formshistological (ˌhɪstəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or histologic, adjectivehistologically, adverbhistologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for histologic

histology

n.

"study of organic tissues," 1847, from histo- + -ology.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for histologic

histology

[ hĭ-stŏlə-jē ]

n.

The science concerned with the minute structure of tissues and organs in relation to their function.microanatomy
Related formshis′to•logi•cal (hĭs′tə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null adj.his•tolo•gist n.


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Science definitions for histologic

histology

[ hĭ-stŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of the microscopic structure of plant and animal tissues.
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