Definition of Cytology

1. Noun. The branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells.

Examples of category: Stainability, Fix
Generic synonyms: Biological Science, Biology, Microscopic Anatomy
Specialized synonyms: Cytogenetics
Derivative terms: Cytologic, Cytological



Definition of Cytology

1. Noun. (biology) The study of cells. ¹

2. Noun. Cytopathology. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cytology

1. a study of cells [n -GIES]

Medical Definition of Cytology

1. The study of cells. Implies the use of light or electron microscopic methods for the study of morphology. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cytology

cytokinins
cytol
cytolemma
cytolethal
cytolipin
cytologic
cytologic examination
cytologic screening
cytologic smear
cytological
cytologically
cytologies
cytologist
cytologists
cytology (current term)
cytology brush
cytolymph
cytolyses
cytolysin
cytolysins
cytolysis
cytolysosome
cytolytic
cytolyze
cytoma
cytomatrix
cytomegalic
cytomegalic cells
cytomegalic inclusion disease

Literary usage of Cytology

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1. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1917)
"THE cytology OF NORMAL GOATS' BLOOD * GEORGINE LUDEN These observations on the ... In literature dealing with the cytology of the blood of animals less than ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"(cytology, Physiology and Psychology) being under the immediate supervision of men eminently fitted for their work. The course in Cytological Research will ..."

3. A Text-book of Histology: Arranged Upon an Embryological Basis by Philipp Stöhr, Frederic Thomas Lewis (1913)
"I. cytology. THE CELL. Since it has been known that all plants and animals are ... As this is equally true of other organs, it is evident that cytology, ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... urinary cytology was 57.8 percent. High-grade tumors had higher sensitivity than low-grade tumors. Larger tumors (greater than 3 cm in diameter) were ..."

5. The Microscope: An Illustrated Monthly Designed to Popularize the Subject of (1891)
"... study and will tax one's gift of continuance severely, but I know of nothing that offers such a remunerative field. cytology OR CELLULAR BIOLOGY. ..."

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