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[sahy-toh-juh-net-iks] /ˌsaɪ toʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of biology linking the study of genetic inheritance with the study of cell structure, especially for human chromosome analysis for the detection of inheritable diseases.
Origin of cytogenetics
First recorded in 1930-35; cyto- + genetics
Related forms
cytogenetic, cytogenetical, adjective
cytogenetically, adverb
cytogeneticist, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for cytogenetics


(functioning as sing) the branch of genetics that correlates the structure, number, and behaviour of chromosomes with heredity and variation
Derived Forms
cytogenetic, adjective
cytogenetically, adverb
cytogeneticist, noun
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cytogenetics in Medicine

cytogenetics cy·to·ge·net·ics (sī'tō-jə-nět'ĭks)
The branch of biology that deals with heredity and the cellular components, particularly chromosomes, associated with heredity.

cy'to·ge·net'i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.
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cytogenetics in Science
The scientific study of the cellular components associated with heredity, especially chromosomes.
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