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histology

[hi-stol-uh-jee] /hɪˈstɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of biology dealing with the study of tissues.
2.
the structure, especially the microscopic structure, of organic tissues.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; histo- + -logy
Related forms
histological
[his-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌhɪs tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
histologic, adjective
histologically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for histologic

histology

/hɪˈstɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study, esp the microscopic study, of the tissues of an animal or plant
2.
the structure of a tissue or organ
Derived Forms
histological (ˌhɪstəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), histologic, adjective
histologically, adverb
histologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for histologic
histology
"study of organic tissues," 1847, from Gk. histos "warp, web," lit. "that which causes to stand," from histasthai "to stand," from PIE *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Taken by 19c. medical writers as the best Gk. root from which to form terminology for "tissue."
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histologic in Medicine

histology his·tol·o·gy (hĭ-stŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The science concerned with the minute structure of tissues and organs in relation to their function. Also called microanatomy.


his'to·log'i·cal (hĭs'tə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or his'to·log'ic adj.
his·tol'o·gist n.
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histologic in Science
histology
  (hĭ-stŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of the microscopic structure of plant and animal tissues.
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