histology

noun
his·​tol·​o·​gy | \ hi-ˈstä-lə-jē How to pronounce histology (audio) \
plural histologies

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

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Other Words from histology

histological \ ˌhi-​stə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce histological (audio) \ or histologic \ ˌhi-​stə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce histologic (audio) \ adjective
histologically \ ˌhi-​stə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce histologically (audio) \ adverb
histologist \ hi-​ˈstä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce histologist (audio) \ noun

Examples of histology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology testing are still necessary to determine the cause of death, according to the Medical Examiners Office. Chloe Melas, CNN, "Juice Wrld initial autopsy findings inconclusive," 9 Dec. 2019 Stage, grade, time since diagnosis, and histology can be entered to compute how many people survive for up to five years. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "‘How long do I have?’ A website on cancer survival rates, from the co-founder of GoodRx, seeks to provide clarity," 15 Jan. 2020 Additional studies include cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Juice Wrld's girlfriend speaks out on the rapper's death: 'He literally loved every single one of you'," 16 Dec. 2019 Those studies include cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Juice WRLD's Girlfriend Ally Lotti Breaks Silence After Late Rapper's Death: 'He Loved You Guys'," 16 Dec. 2019 The corpse was sent to Kansas State University where a necropsy and histology, which analyzes body tissue at a microscopic level, will attempt to determine the cause of death, the zoo said. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Lincoln Park Zoo’s former male lion dies suddenly at Kansas zoo," 1 Oct. 2019 Interested in research more than treatment, Cajal turned to histology, or cell theory, a discipline that had flowered since the introduction of powerful microscopes in the 1830s. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "A different sort of scan in ‘The Beautiful Brain’," 6 June 2018 Thankfully, Maisy has fully recovered following the cancer scare and a histology report has shown no signs of cancer. Fox News, "Sick dog's 'cancer' revealed to be chewed up teddy bears," 20 Apr. 2018 The old pillars of medical school — pathology, anatomy, histology and pharmacology — are now woven into courses organized by organ system. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Timeline: The illustrated history of the UC San Diego School of Medicine," 18 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of histology

circa 1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for histology

French histologie, from hist- + -logie -logy

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The first known use of histology was circa 1847

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“Histology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/histology. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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histology

noun
his·​tol·​o·​gy | \ his-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce histology (audio) \
plural histologies

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

Other Words from histology

histological \ ˌhis-​tə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce histological (audio) \ or histologic \ -​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce histologic (audio) \ adjective
histologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce histologically (audio) \ adverb

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