a combining form meaning “cell,” used in the formation of compound words: cytoplasm.
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Also cyte-; especially before a vowel, cyt-.
Origin of cyto-
<Greek kyto-, combining form of kýtos container, receptacle, body
Words nearby cyto-
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British Dictionary definitions for cyto-
indicating a cellcytolysis; cytoplasm
Word Origin for cyto-
from Greek kutos vessel, container; related to kuein to contain
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Medical definitions for cyto-
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Scientific definitions for cyto-
A prefix meaning cell, as in the word cytoplasm.
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