histo-, hist-, histi- +
(Greek: tissue [web]; beam or warp of a loom; hence, that which is woven; a web or tissue; used in the sense of pertaining to [body] tissue)
2. One of the precursor cells that give rise to the tissues of the body; usually in the embryo and fetus, but also later in life.
2. The location of particular chemical compounds within tissues by the use of specific staining techniques; for example, phloroglucinol to stain lignin.
2. The ability to break down tissues, said of certain cells.
2. A compatibility between the genotypes of donor and host such that a graft generally will not be rejected.
Normally, a graft from an unrelated individual is recognized as foreign by the recipient's white blood cells because the marker molecules (self-antigens) on the surface of the foreign cells differ from the recipient's marker molecules; therefore, the white cells are stimulated to mount an immune response against the foreign tissue.
Only certain close relatives share the same self-antigens, and can tolerate grafts of each other's tissues. The most important of these self-antigens are proteins coded by a complex cluster of genes called the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC).
It phagocytizes and kills many bacteria and is the site of infection for a number of intracellular parasites.
Histocytosis may be solitary or multiple, and may be restricted to bone or may be generalized.
2. The process of cellular maturation in which a primitive cell develops into specific cellular tissue types.
2. The creation and development of tissues arising from undifferentiated embryonic cells.
Histogenesis involves the formation of multinucleate fibers and striations of muscle and of collagen and fibroblasts in the skin.