1. the branch of cell biology dealing with the detection of cell constituents by means of biochemical analysis and visualization techniques.

Origin of cytochemistry

First recorded in 1900–05; cyto- + chemistry
Related formscy·to·chem·i·cal [sahy-tuh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌsaɪ təˈkɛm ɪ kəl/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for cytochemical


  1. the chemistry of living cells
Derived Formscytochemical, adjective
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cytochemical in Medicine


  1. The branch of biochemistry that deals with the study of the chemical composition and activity of cells.
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