cytotechnologist

[sahy-toh-tek-nol-uh-jist]

noun

a technician who specializes in identifying cells and cellular abnormalities.

Nearby words

  1. cytostasis,
  2. cytostatic,
  3. cytostome,
  4. cytotaxis,
  5. cytotaxonomy,
  6. cytotechnology,
  7. cytothesis,
  8. cytotoxic,
  9. cytotoxic reaction,
  10. cytotoxic t cell

Origin of cytotechnologist

First recorded in 1960–65; cyto- + technologist

cytotechnology

[sahy-toh-tek-nol-uh-jee]

noun

the study of human cells to detect signs of cancer or other abnormalities.

Origin of cytotechnology


Related formscy·to·tech·no·log·ic [sahy-toh-tek-nuh-loj-ik] /ˌsaɪ toʊˌtɛk nəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, adjectivecy·to·tech·nol·o·gist, noun

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Medicine definitions for cytotechnologists

cytotechnologist

[sī′tō-tĕk-nŏlə-jĭst]

n.

A technician trained in medical examination and identification of cellular abnormalities.

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