(His`to*hæm"a*tin) n. [Gr. "isto`s tissue + E. hæmatin.] (Physiol.) One of a class of respiratory
pigments, widely distributed in the animal kingdom, capable of ready oxidation and reduction.
(His"toid) a. [Gr. "isto`s tissue + -oid.] Resembling the normal tissues; as, histoid tumors.
(His`to*log"ic His`to*log"ic*al) a. (Biol.) Pertaining to histology, or to the microscopic structure
of the tissues of living organisms. His`to*log"ic*al*ly, adv.
(His*tol"o*gist) n. One versed in histology.
(His*tol"o*gy) n. [Gr. "isto`s tissue + -logy.] That branch of biological science, which treats
of the minute (microscopic) structure of animal and vegetable tissues; called also histiology.
(||His*tol"y*sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. "isto`s tissue + to loosen, dissolve.] (Biol.) The decay and
dissolution of the organic tissues and of the blood.
(His`to*lyt"ic) a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to histolysis, or the degeneration of tissues.
(His*ton"o*my) n. [Gr. "isto`s tissue + to distribute, regulate.] The science which treats of
the laws relating to organic tissues, their formation, development, functions, etc.
(His*toph"y*ly) n. [Gr. "isto`s tissue + Gr. clan.] (Biol.) The tribal history of cells, a division
of morphophyly. Haeckel.
(His*to"ri*al) a. [L. historialis: cf. F. historial.] Historical. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(His*to"ri*an) n. [F. historien.]
1. A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.
Even the historian takes great liberties with facts.Sir J. Reynolds.
2. One versed or well informed in history.
Great captains should be good historians.South.
(his*tor"ic*al) a. [L. historicus, Gr. "istoriko`s: cf. F. historique. See
History.] Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events; as, an historical poem; the historic
page. His*tor"ic*al*ness, n. His*to*ric"i*ty n.
There warriors frowning in historic brass.Pope. Historical painting, that branch of painting which represents the events of history. Historical sense,
that meaning of a passage which is deduced from the circumstances of time, place, etc., under which it
was written. The historic sense, the capacity to conceive and represent the unity and significance
of a past era or age.