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histology

noun his·tol·o·gy \his-ˈtä-lə-jē\
plural his·tol·o·gies

Definition of HISTOLOGY

1
:  a branch of anatomy that deals with the minute structure of animal and plant tissues as discernible with the microscope
2
:  tissue structure or organization
his·to·log·i·cal \ˌhis-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or his·to·log·ic \-ˈlä-jik\ adjective
his·to·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
his·tol·o·gist \his-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of HISTOLOGY

French histologie, from hist- + -logie -logy
First Known Use: circa 1847

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

histology

noun his·tol·o·gy \his-ˈtäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural his·tol·o·gies

Medical Definition of HISTOLOGY

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
:  a treatise on histology
3
:  tissue structure or organization
his·to·log·i·cal \ˌhis-tə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ or his·to·log·ic \-ˈläj-ik\ adjective
his·to·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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