- 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.
Origin of cytogenetics
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- (functioning as singular) the branch of genetics that correlates the structure, number, and behaviour of chromosomes with heredity and variation
- The branch of biology that deals with heredity and the cellular components, particularly chromosomes, associated with heredity.
- The scientific study of the cellular components associated with heredity, especially chromosomes.
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