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cytopathology

[sahy-toh-puh-thol-uh-jee] /ˌsaɪ toʊ pəˈθɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Pathology.
1.
the science dealing with the study of the diseases of cells.
Origin of cytopathology
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; cyto- + pathology
Related forms
cytopathologic
[sahy-toh-path-uh-loj-ik] /ˌsaɪ toʊˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
cytopathological, adjective
cytopathologically, adverb
cytopathologist, noun
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Contemporary definitions for cytopathology
noun

the scientific study of the role of individual cells or cell types in disease; also called cellular pathology , exfoliative cytology

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cytopathology in Medicine

cytopathology cy·to·pa·thol·o·gy (sī'tō-pā-thŏl'ə-jē)
n.

  1. The study of changes caused by disease within cells.

  2. See exfoliative cytology.


cy'to·pa·thol'o·gist n.
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