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histology

 [his-tol´o-je]
that department of anatomy dealing with the minute structure, composition, and function of tissues. adj., adj histolog´ic, histolog´ical.
pathologic histology the science of diseased tissues.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

his·tol·o·gy

(his-tol'ŏ-jē),
The science concerned with the minute structure of cells, tissues, and organs in relation to their function. See: microscopic anatomy.
Synonym(s): microanatomy
[histo- + G. logos, study]
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histology

(hĭ-stŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. histolo·gies
1. The anatomical study of the microscopic structure of animal and plant tissues.
2. The microscopic structure of tissue.

his′to·log′i·cal (hĭs′tə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), his′to·log′ic adj.
his′to·log′i·cal·ly adv.
his·tol′o·gist n.
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his·tol·o·gy

(his-tol'ŏ-jē)
The science concerned with the minute structure of cells, tissues, and organs in relation to their function.
See also: microscopic anatomy
Synonym(s): microanatomy.
[histo- + G. logos, study]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

histology

The study of the microscopic structure of the body. All healthy tissues are identifiable microscopically and a knowledge of normal histology is an essential basis for the recognition of the specific microscopic changes occurring in disease. The microscopic study of diseased tissue and the identification of diseases by this means is called histopathology.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

histology

the study of tissue.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

his·tol·o·gy

(his-tol'ŏ-jē)
Science concerned with minute structure of cells, tissues, and organs in relation to their function.
[histo- + G. logos, study]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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