- a combining form meaning “tissue,” used in the formation of compound words: histology.
- indicating animal or plant tissuehistology; 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.”
- Body tissue:histogenesis.