histology

noun his·tol·o·gy \ hi-ˈstä-lə-jē \
Updated on: 4 May 2018

Definition of histology

plural histologies
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

histological

play \ˌhi-stə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or histologic play \ˌhi-stə-ˈlä-jik\ adjective

histologically

play \ˌhi-stə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

histologist

play \hi-ˈstä-lə-jist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of histology

French histologie, from hist- + -logie -logy


Medical Dictionary

histology

noun his·tol·o·gy \ his-ˈtäl-ə-jē \

medical Definition of histology

plural histologies
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

histological

play \ˌhis-tə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ or histologic play \-ˈläj-ik\ adjective

histologically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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