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cytotechnologist

[sahy-toh-tek-nol-uh-jist] /ˌsaɪ toʊ tɛkˈnɒl ə dʒɪst/
noun
1.
a technician who specializes in identifying cells and cellular abnormalities.
Origin of cytotechnologist
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; cyto- + technologist

cytotechnology

[sahy-toh-tek-nol-uh-jee] /ˌsaɪ toʊ tɛkˈnɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of human cells to detect signs of cancer or other abnormalities.
Origin
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cytotechnologic
[sahy-toh-tek-nuh-loj-ik] /ˌsaɪ toʊˌtɛk nəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
cytotechnologist, noun
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cytotechnologists in Medicine

cytotechnologist cy·to·tech·nol·o·gist (sī'tō-těk-nŏl'ə-jĭst)
n.
A technician trained in medical examination and identification of cellular abnormalities.

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