from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The anatomical study of the microscopic structure of animal and plant tissues.
  • noun The microscopic structure of tissue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of anatomy which is concerned with the structure, especially the microscopic structure, of the various tissues of the body; histomorphology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That branch of biological science, which treats of the minute (microscopic) structure of animal and vegetable tissues; -- called also histiology.

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  • noun biology The study of the microscopic structure, chemical composition and function of the tissue or tissue systems of plants and animals

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the microscopic structure of animal or plant tissues


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histo- + -logy


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  • He lectured in histology and anatomy and eventually came to be a Professor of Anatomy but died in 1898 from kidney tumours.

    Boing Boing 2007

  • The name histology (see definitions at beginning of this article) was introduced by K. Meyer in 1819, whilst

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne 1840-1916 1913

  • New long-term histology results were presented from a cohort of 57 nucleoside-naive patients from rollover study ETV-901. Digital 50 Daily Industry News RSS Feed 2008

  • The long-term histology cohort included 57 nucleoside-naive patients who received a minimum of 3 years of cumulative therapy with BARACLUDE from the start of studies ETV-022 or -027 Digital 50 Daily Industry News RSS Feed 2008

  • The co-primary long term histology endpoints were the proportion of patients with histologic improvement (defined as greater than or equal to a two-point decrease in Knodell necroinflammatory score and no worsening of Knodell fibrosis score) and the proportion of patients with improvement in Ishak fibrosis score (greater than or equal to a one-point decrease), both compared to baseline. Digital 50 Daily Industry News RSS Feed 2008

  • In 1881 Golgi was appointed to the chair of General Pathology at the University of Pavia, and he also maintained his teaching in histology.

    Life and Discoveries of Camillo Golgi 1998

  • Neuroscientists use a method called "histology" to cut and stain brain slices to evaluate various compounds in particular brain regions.

    unknown title 2011

  • "Currently obtaining data about the spatial distribution of biochemical components in tissue samples is largely accomplished using histology, which is destructive and time consuming, and thus the use of contrast agents in conjunction with CT imaging will result in readily available, nondestructive alternative to histology."

    innovations-report 2009

  • Supports the various workflow needs of core labs and their departments, such as histology and microbiology.

    Media Newswire 2010

  • Put your instruments in an unsuspecting container, then label it "histology samples" or something unappealing.

    Don't Mess With Me Candid Engineer 2009


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