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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: his'toyd


  1. Resembling in structure one of the tissues of the body.
  2. Sometimes used with reference to the histologic structure of a neoplasm derived from and consisting of a single, relatively simple type of neoplastic tissue that closely resembles the normal, as in certain fibromas and leiomyomas.

Synonym(s): histioid

[histo- + G. eidos, resemblance]

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