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1. developed from one kind of tissue.
2. resembling one of the tissues of the body.
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1. Resembling in structure one of the tissues of the body.
2. Sometimes used with reference to the histologic structure of a neoplasm derived from and consisting of a single, relatively simple type of neoplastic tissue that closely resembles the normal, as in certain fibromas and leiomyomas.
Synonym(s): histioid
[histo- + G. eidos, resemblance]
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