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histology

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noun, his·tol·o·gy \his-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of histology

plural histologies

  1. 1 :  a branch of anatomy that deals with the minute structure of animal and plant tissues as discernible with the microscope

  2. 2 :  tissue structure or organization

histological play \ˌhis-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or histologic play \-ˈlä-jik\ adjective
histologically play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
histologist play \his-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun



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histology

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noun his·tol·o·gy \his-ˈtäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of histology

plural histologies

  1. 1:  a branch of anatomy that deals with the minute structure of animal and plant tissues as discernible with the microscope—compare gross anatomy

  2. 2:  a treatise on histology

  3. 3:  tissue structure or organization

histological \ˌhis-tə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play or histologic \-ˈläj-ik\play adjective
histologically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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