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cytology

[sahy-tol-uh-jee] /saɪˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of the microscopic appearance of cells, especially for the diagnosis of abnormalities and malignancies.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; cyto- + -logy
Related forms
cytologic
[sahyt-l-oj-ik] /ˌsaɪt lˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
cytological, adjective
cytologically, adverb
cytologist, noun
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Examples for cytology
  • cytology reports can be reviewed in a manner similar to that described for pathology reports.
  • Management of abnormal cervical cytology and histology.
British Dictionary definitions for cytology

cytology

/saɪˈtɒlədʒɪ/
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
Derived Forms
cytological (ˌsaɪtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
cytologically, adverb
cytologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for cytology
n.

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

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cytology in Medicine

cytology cy·tol·o·gy (sī-tŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and function of cells.


cy'to·log'ic (-tə-lŏj'ĭk) adj.
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cytology in Science
cytology
  (sī-tŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of the formation, structure, and function of cells.
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