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
histologicallyplay \ˌhi-stə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
histologistplay \hi-ˈstä-lə-jist\ noun
Recent Examples of histology from the Web
The coroner's office had been waiting on histology reports before making a ruling in Garrion's death, according to Sefton.
Histology, according to Sefton, is similar to toxicology tests the coroner runs on adults, but since children are less likely to have substances in their systems, histology is another test the office can run to help determine a manner of death.
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Origin and Etymology of histology
French histologie, from hist- + -logie -logy
First Known Use: circa 1847See Words from the same year
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
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