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The study of the structure of various TISSUES of organisms on a microscopic level.


anatomy and histology [Subheading]

Used with organs, regions, and tissues for normal descriptive anatomy and histology, and for the normal anatomy and structure of animals and plants.

Year introduced: 1966


Shadowing Technique, Histology

The technique of spraying a tissue specimen with a thin coat of a heavy metal such as platinum. The specimen is sprayed from an oblique angle, which results in the uneven deposition of the coating. The varying thicknesses create a shadow effect and give a three-dimensional appearance to the specimen.

Year introduced: 2020 (1992)


Histology, Comparative

The study of the similarities and differences in the structures of homologous tissues across various species.


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