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

Examples of histology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For their study, researchers collected specimens of Ramisyllis multicaudata and their host sponges from waters near Darwin, Australia, and examined them using microscopes, X-ray computed microtomography scans, histology and other techniques. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 May 2021 French physician Xavier Bichat, considered the father of histology and tissue pathology, was the first person to look deeper than the organs, dissecting the organs and analyzing the tissues that comprised them. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, 11 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 15 Jan. 2020 Additional studies include cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2019 Those studies include cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 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, 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, 6 June 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 23 Sep. 2021.

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

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