Definition of histopathology in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhistōpəˈTHäləjē/ /ˌhɪstoʊpəˈθɑlədʒi/


  • The study of changes in tissues caused by disease.

    ‘No fungal elements were identified by histopathology or tissue cultures of both lungs after extensive sampling.’
    • ‘We used quantitative methods, as previously described, to study postmortem lung histopathology.’
    • ‘In 1870, he received a grant and studied histopathology in Bonn and Vienna.’
    • ‘The histopathology of the resected lesion confirmed the pre-operative diagnosis.’
    • ‘The histopathology of bladder tissue revealed a more or less similar picture in the two strains of mice.’


Late 19th century from histo- + pathology.