Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

hist(o)-

Organic tissue.

[Greek histos, histion, web or tissue.]

Histology is the study of the microscopic structure of tissues, while histochemistry is the study of their chemical constituents; histocompatibility refers to compatibility between the tissues of individuals, so that one can accept a graft from the other without inducing an immune reaction; histamine is a compound present in most body tissues which is released in response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions. Histogram, a diagram consisting of rectangles whose area is proportional to the frequency of a variable, comes from the same Greek root in its sense of a web.

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