- the study of the microscopic appearance of cells, especially for the diagnosis of abnormalities and malignancies.
Origin of cytology
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There are, however, certain facts familiar to the cytologist that furnish a clue as to how such an interchange might take place.Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila
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- the study of plant and animal cells, including their structure, function, and formation
- the detailed structure of a tissue, as revealed by microscopic examination
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Word Origin and History for cytologist
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- A specialist in cytology.
- The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and function of cells.
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- The scientific study of the formation, structure, and function of cells.
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