cyt

cyto-

a combining form meaning “cell,” used in the formation of compound words: cytoplasm.
Also, cyte-; especially before a vowel, cyt-.


Origin:
< Greek kyto-, combining form of kýtos container, receptacle, body

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cyto-
 
combining form
indicating a cell: cytolysis; cytoplasm
 
[from Greek kutos vessel, container; related to kuein to contain]

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cyto-
comb. form (before a vowel, cyt-), from Mod.L., from Gk. kytos "a hollow, receptacle, basket" (from PIE *ku-ti-, from base *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal;" see hide (n.1)); used in modern science since c.1859 for "cell," perhaps especially from the sense (in Aristophanes) of "a
cell of a hive of wasps or bees."
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cyto- or cyt-
pref.
cell: cytoplasm.

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cyto-  
A prefix meaning "cell," as in the word cytoplasm.
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