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cytology

[sahy-tol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the study of the microscopic appearance of cells, especially for the diagnosis of abnormalities and malignancies.
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Origin of cytology

First recorded in 1885–90; cyto- + -logy
Related formscy·to·log·ic [sahyt-l-oj-ik] /ˌsaɪt lˈɒdʒ ɪk/, cy·to·log·i·cal, adjectivecy·to·log·i·cal·ly, adverbcy·tol·o·gist, noun
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  • There are, however, certain facts familiar to the cytologist that furnish a clue as to how such an interchange might take place.

    Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila

    Thomas Hunt Morgan


British Dictionary definitions for cytologist

cytology

noun
  1. the study of plant and animal cells, including their structure, function, and formation
  2. the detailed structure of a tissue, as revealed by microscopic examination
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Derived Formscytological (ˌsaɪtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivecytologically, adverbcytologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for cytologist

cytology

n.

1857, from cyto- + -logy. Related: Cytologist (1884).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cytologist in Medicine

cytologist

(sī-tŏlə-jĭst)
n.
  1. A specialist in cytology.
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cytology

(sī-tŏlə-jē)
n.
  1. The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and function of cells.
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Related formscy′to•logic (-tə-lŏjĭk) adj.
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cytologist in Science

cytology

[sī-tŏlə-jē]
  1. The scientific study of the formation, structure, and function of cells.
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