a combining form meaning “tissue,” used in the formation of compound words: histology.
Also, especially before a vowel, hist-.

< Greek, combining form of histós web (of a loom), tissue

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histo- or (before a vowel) hist-
combining form
indicating animal or plant tissue: histology; histamine
[from Greek, from histos web]
hist- or (before a vowel) hist-
combining form
[from Greek, from histos web]

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histo- or hist-
Body tissue: histogenesis.

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