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[ sahy-tuh-kem-uh-stree ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈkɛm ə stri /


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

Nearby words

cyto-, cytoanalyzer, cytoarchitecture, cytocentrum, cytochalasin, cytochemistry, cytochrome, cytochrome oxidase, cytochrome reductase, cytocidal, cytocide

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. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cytochemistry


/ (ˌsaɪtəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ) /


the chemistry of living cells
Derived Formscytochemical, adjective
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Medicine definitions for cytochemistry


[ sī′tō-kĕmĭ-strē ]


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