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histo-

1.
a combining form meaning “tissue,” used in the formation of compound words:
histology.
Also, especially before a vowel, hist-.
Origin
< Greek, combining form of histós web (of a loom), tissue
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British Dictionary definitions for histo

histo-

combining form
1.
indicating animal or plant tissue: histology, histamine
Word Origin
from Greek, from histos web
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Word Origin and History for histo

histo-

medical word-forming element, from Greek histos "warp, web," literally "anything set upright," from histasthai "to stand," from PIE *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Taken by 19c. medical writers as the best Greek root from which to form terminology for "tissue."

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histo in Medicine

histo- or hist-
pref.
Body tissue: histogenesis.

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