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cytology

[sahy-tol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the study of the microscopic appearance of cells, especially for the diagnosis of abnormalities and malignancies.
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Origin of cytology

First recorded in 1885–90; cyto- + -logy
Related formscy·to·log·ic [sahyt-l-oj-ik] /ˌsaɪt lˈɒdʒ ɪk/, cy·to·log·i·cal, adjectivecy·to·log·i·cal·ly, adverbcy·tol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cytologies

cytology

noun
  1. the study of plant and animal cells, including their structure, function, and formation
  2. the detailed structure of a tissue, as revealed by microscopic examination
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Derived Formscytological (ˌsaɪtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivecytologically, adverbcytologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for cytologies

cytology

n.

1857, from cyto- + -logy. Related: Cytologist (1884).

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cytologies in Medicine

cytology

(sī-tŏlə-jē)
n.
  1. The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and function of cells.
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Related formscy′to•logic (-tə-lŏjĭk) adj.
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cytologies in Science

cytology

[sī-tŏlə-jē]
  1. The scientific study of the formation, structure, and function of cells.
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