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Histology is the scientific discipline that involves the microscopic examination and analysis of tissues at a cellular and subcellular level. It encompasses the study of the structure, organisation, and function of tissues, elucidating the intricate relationships between different cell types and their extracellular matrix within organs and organisms. Utilising various staining techniques and imaging modalities, histologists aim to characterise cellular morphology, tissue architecture, and physiological processes. This field is essential for understanding the normal and pathological aspects of tissues, providing insights into the development, maintenance, and functioning of organs. Histology serves as a foundational basis for numerous medical and biological disciplines, contributing to advancements in diagnostics, pathology, and biomedical research.

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