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[sahy-toh-puh-thol-uh-jee] /ˌsaɪ toʊ pəˈθɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Pathology
the science dealing with the study of the diseases of cells.
Origin of cytopathology
1935-40; cyto- + pathology
Related forms
[sahy-toh-path-uh-loj-ik] /ˌsaɪ toʊˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
cytopathological, adjective
cytopathologically, adverb
cytopathologist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cytopathology
  • The resident will learn the technical and clinical skills for the practice of cytopathology.
Contemporary definitions for cytopathology

the scientific study of the role of individual cells or cell types in disease; also called cellular pathology , exfoliative cytology's 21st Century Lexicon
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cytopathology in Medicine

cytopathology cy·to·pa·thol·o·gy (sī'tō-pā-thŏl'ə-jē)

  1. The study of changes caused by disease within cells.

  2. See exfoliative cytology.

cy'to·pa·thol'o·gist n.
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