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hist

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interjection \s often prolonged and usually with p preceding and t following; often read as ˈhist\

Definition of hist

  1. —used to attract attention



1592

First Known Use of hist

1592


2

hist

play
\ˈhīst\

Definition of hist

  1. dialect variant of hoist




3

hist

abbreviation

Definition of hist




hist-

combining form

Definition of hist-

  1. :  tissue <histophysiology>



Variants of hist-

or

histo-

Origin and Etymology of hist-

French, from Greek histos mast, loom beam, web, from histanai to cause to stand — more at stand



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