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cytogenetics

[ sahy-toh-juh-net-iks ]
/ ˌsaɪ toʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of biology linking the study of genetic inheritance with the study of cell structure, especially for human chromosome analysis for the detection of inheritable diseases.
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Origin of cytogenetics

First recorded in 1930–35; cyto- + genetics

OTHER WORDS FROM cytogenetics

cy·to·ge·net·ic, cy·to·ge·net·i·cal, adjectivecy·to·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverbcy·to·ge·net·i·cist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cytogenetics

cytogenetics
/ (ˌsaɪtəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪks) /

noun
(functioning as singular) the branch of genetics that correlates the structure, number, and behaviour of chromosomes with heredity and variation

Derived forms of cytogenetics

cytogenetic, adjectivecytogenetically, adverbcytogeneticist, noun
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Medical definitions for cytogenetics

cytogenetics
[ sī′tō-jə-nĕtĭks ]

n.
The branch of biology that deals with heredity and the cellular components, particularly chromosomes, associated with heredity.

Other words from cytogenetics

cy′to•ge•neti•cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.
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Scientific definitions for cytogenetics

cytogenetics
[ sī′tō-jə-nĕtĭks ]

The scientific study of the cellular components associated with heredity, especially chromosomes.
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