histophysiology


histophysiology
The microscopic study of tissues in relation to their functions.

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his·to·phys·i·ol·o·gy -.fiz-ē-'äl-ə-jē n, pl -gies
1) a branch of physiology concerned with the function and activities of tissues
2) tissue organization (as of a bodily part) esp. as it relates to function <the \histophysiology of the thyroid gland>
his·to·phys·i·o·log·i·cal -ē-ə-'läj-i-kəl also his·to·phys·i·o·log·ic -'läj-ik adj

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his·to·phys·i·ol·o·gy (his″to-fiz″e-olґə-je) [histo- + physiology] the correlation of function with the microscopic structure of cells and tissues.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • histophysiology — [his΄tō fiz΄ē äl′ə jē] n. Physiol. the study of the activity, function, etc. of body tissue: cf. HISTOLOGY histophysiological adj …   English World dictionary

  • histophysiology — “+ noun Etymology: hist + physiology 1. : a branch of physiology concerned with the function and activities of tissues 2. : structural and functional tissue organization (as of a body part) the histophysiology of the thyroid gland * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • histophysiology — noun Date: circa 1886 1. a branch of physiology concerned with the function and activities of tissues 2. structural and functional tissue organization • histophysiological or histophysiologic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • histophysiology — histophysiological /his teuh fiz ee euh loj i keuhl/, adj. /his teuh fiz ee ol euh jee/, n. the branch of physiology dealing with tissues. [1885 90; HISTO + PHYSIOLOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • histophysiology — n. branch of physiology which studies the functions of tissues …   English contemporary dictionary

  • histophysiology — his·to·physiology …   English syllables

  • histophysiology — his•to•phys•i•ol•o•gy [[t]ˌhɪs təˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. med the branch of physiology dealing with tissues his to•phys i•o•log′i•cal əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl adj …   From formal English to slang

  • hist- — or histo combining form Etymology: French, from Greek histos mast, loom beam, web, from histanai to cause to stand more at stand tissue < histophysiology > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • histophysiologic — adjective see histophysiology …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • histophysiological — adjective see histophysiology …   New Collegiate Dictionary