cytopathology

[sahy-toh-puh-thol-uh-jee]
noun Pathology.
the science dealing with the study of the diseases of cells.

Origin:
1935–40; cyto- + pathology

cytopathologic [sahy-toh-path-uh-loj-ik] , cytopathological, adjective
cytopathologically, adverb
cytopathologist, noun
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Main Entry:  cytopathology
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the scientific study of the role of individual cells or cell types in disease; also called cellular pathology, exfoliative cytology
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cytopathology cy·to·pa·thol·o·gy (sī'tō-pā-thŏl'ə-jē)
n.

  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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The resident will learn the technical and clinical skills for the practice of cytopathology.
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