Definition of histoid in English:

histoid

adjective

Pathology
  • 1Resembling (that of) tissue, especially loose connective tissue. In later use also: = histiocytoid .

  • 2Designating a rare form of leprosy characterized by the presence of nodular lesions composed of spindle-shaped cells, and the lesions themselves; of or relating to this form of leprosy.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of the Medical Sciences. From ancient Greek ἱστός web + -oid.

Pronunciation

histoid

/ˈhɪstɔɪd/