cytochemistry

[sahy-tuh-kem-uh-stree]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. cyto-,
  2. cytoanalyzer,
  3. cytoarchitecture,
  4. cytocentrum,
  5. cytochalasin,
  6. cytochrome,
  7. cytochrome oxidase,
  8. cytochrome reductase,
  9. cytocidal,
  10. 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

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British Dictionary definitions for cytochemistry

cytochemistry

noun

the chemistry of living cells
Derived Formscytochemical, adjective

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Medicine definitions for cytochemistry

cytochemistry

[sī′tō-kĕmĭ-strē]

n.

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

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