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Cytology and Histology

  • G. W. Stout
  • N. P. O. Green
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Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MACMMA)

Abstract

  • Cytology The study of cells by means of light and electron microscopy. Cell Theory All living matter is composed of cells; all cells arise from pre-existing ones; all metabolic reactions occur within cells.

  • Protoplasm The living contents of the cell consisting of the cytoplasm (including the cell membrane) and one or more nuclei.

  • Organelle A structurally and functionally discrete component of a living cell, frequently bounded by a membrane.

  • Histology The study of the structure of tissues by means of light and electron microscopy.

  • Tissue A collection of structurally similar cells specialized to perform a particular function or functions.

  • Organ A distinct structural and functional unit of the body composed of more than one tissue.

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© G. W. Stout and N. P. O. Green 1986

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  • G. W. Stout
  • N. P. O. Green

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