Definition of histochemistry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhistəˈkeməstrē/


The branch of science concerned with the identification and distribution of the chemical constituents of tissues by means of stains, indicators, and microscopy.
Example sentences
  • This paper deals with the morphology, anatomy, histochemistry and biochemistry of the glandular hairs of S. jorullensis.
  • Similar results were observed when mast cells were stained red, using chloroacetate esterase histochemistry.
  • Our study of the anatomy and histochemistry of the seed coat has identified a number of potential dormancy mechanisms.



Pronunciation: /-ˈkemikəl/
Example sentences
  • PTA is a specific histochemical stain for proteins, indicating the glycoprotein nature of these zones.
  • ADH histochemical staining was performed on tissues of at least 10 individuals of 4-day-old adults as described.
  • The anatomic location was confirmed in all cases with histochemical staining for collagen and elastica.


Pronunciation: /-ˈkəmik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • Peroxidase activity was located histochemically in the crease tissue of cv.
  • It is not advisable that histochemically reduced SDH activity should be reported without a quantitative analysis as a follow-up.
  • In appropriate cases, special histochemically stained or immunohistocbemically stained sections were prepared.

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Syllabification: his·to·chem·is·try

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