Histo-



1.
a combining form meaning “tissue,” used in the formation of compound words:
histology.
combining form
1.
indicating animal or plant tissue: histology, histamine

medical word-forming element, from Greek histos “warp, web,” literally “anything set upright,” from histasthai “to stand,” from PIE *sta- “to stand” (see stet). Taken by 19c. medical writers as the best Greek root from which to form terminology for “tissue.”

histo- or hist-
pref.
Body tissue: histogenesis.

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