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 History of this Word

"histo" is from "histos" (web) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"histo-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "living tissue" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

histo- illustration The histology segment of the course gives the student information regarding the microscopic characteristics of normal tissues and organs.
histo- illustration Histological structure was observed utilizing microscopy.