Histology means the science of the tissues.

histos is greek for web or tissue
logia is greek for branch of learning
Tissue was first used to describe the different textures of body parts being dissected by an anatomist.
This topic covers some background material that will help you understand the sections/pictures that you will be looking at in the other topics


After following this topic, you should be able to

  1. Define histology, and understand what tissues consist of.
  2. Describe how histological sections are made for the light and electron microscopes.
  3. Understand the difference between acidophilic and basophilic staining, and learn about some other types of staining.
  4. Describe the differences between a light microscope and an electron microscope.