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.

(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.

(His*tor"ic) historical
(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.

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