histology

[ hi-stol-uh-jee ]
/ hɪˈstɒl ə dʒi /

noun

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

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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British Dictionary definitions for histology

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 histology

histology


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for histology

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 histology

histology

[ hĭ-stŏlə-jē ]

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