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hɪˈstɒl ə dʒihis·tol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. histologynoun

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


  1. histologynoun

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


  1. histology

    Histology is the scientific study of the microscopic structure of tissues in plants and animals. It involves examination of cells and tissues under a microscope, which can be dyed to highlight important features. This branch of biology is a fundamental tool in medical and biological research, allowing for detailed understanding of tissue structure, organization, and function.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Histologynoun

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

  2. Etymology: [Gr. "isto`s tissue + -logy.]


  1. Histology

    Histology is the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues of plants and animals. It is commonly performed by examining cells and tissues by sectioning and staining, followed by examination under a light microscope or electron microscope. Histological studies may be conducted via tissue culture, where live cells can be isolated and maintained in a proper environment outside the body for various research projects. The ability to visualize or differentially identify microscopic structures is frequently enhanced through the use of histological stains. Histology is an essential tool of biology and medicine. Histopathology, the microscopic study of diseased tissue, is an important tool in anatomical pathology, since accurate diagnosis of cancer and other diseases usually requires histopathological examination of samples. Trained physicians, frequently board-certified as pathologists, are the personnel who perform histopathological examination and provide diagnostic information based on their observations. The trained scientists who perform the preparation of histological sections are histotechnicians, histology technicians, histology technologists, medical scientists, medical laboratory technicians, or biomedical scientists. Their field of study is called histotechnology.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Histology

    the science of tissues, vegetable and animal.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Histology

    The study of the structure of various TISSUES of organisms on a microscopic level.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of histology in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of histology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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