- the study of the microscopic appearance of cells, especially for the diagnosis of abnormalities and malignancies.
Origin of cytology
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My aim is to describe the present position of our knowledge of Cytology.Darwin and Modern Science
A.C. Seward and Others
And yet, in spite of this fact, there are few fields of scientific work possessing more general interest than that of cytology.
In discussing these species the reader may be referred to Professor Harper's study of cytology, Bot.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
The cytology of the fat body of the common roach, Blatella germanica, with emphasis on intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
By genetic experiment, cytology and physiological chemistry aiding, we may hope to acquire such knowledge.Evolution in Modern Thought
- the study of plant and animal cells, including their structure, function, and formation
- the detailed structure of a tissue, as revealed by microscopic examination
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Word Origin and History for cytology
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- The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and function of cells.
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- The scientific study of the formation, structure, and function of cells.
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