stereology
A study of the three-dimensional aspects of a cell or microscopic structure. [stereo- + G. logos, study]

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ste·re·ol·o·gy .ster-ē-'äl-ə-jē, .stir- n, pl -gies a branch of science concerned with inferring the three-dimensional properties of objects or matter ordinarily observed two-dimensionally
ste·reo·log·i·cal -ē-ə-'läj-i-kəl also ste·reo·log·ic -'läj-ik adj
ste·reo·log·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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ster·e·ol·o·gy (ster″e-olґə-je) the study of the three-dimensional properties of objects usually seen in two dimensions.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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