Definition of cytology in English:

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cytology

Pronunciation: /sīˈtäləjē/

noun

The branch of biology concerned with the structure and function of plant and animal cells.
Example sentences
  • The laboratory medicine department of cytology at York Hospital also received a regional training award at the ceremony for its cervical screening work.
  • Urine cytology showed transitional cells only, but a brush biopsy from the renal pelvis revealed atypical cells.
  • Sputum cytology showed atypical cells suspicious of bronchogenic carcinoma.

Derivatives

cytological

Pronunciation: /ˌsīdəˈläjək(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Other notable cytological features are highly pleomorphic plastids and mitochondrial aggregates in the gametophytic placental cells.
  • Histological and cytological studies confirmed the existence of diploid males in honeybees.
  • The cytological map divides the chromosomes into numbered regions, which in turn are subdivided into lettered intervals.

cytologically

Pronunciation: /ˌsītlˈäjik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Alien cytoplasms and chromosomes have been introduced into wheat by cytologically monitoring the chromosomal constitution of backcross progenies in interspecific hybrids.
  • This structural heterozygosity correlates with both a previously described recombination block and cytologically visible unpaired chromosomes at pachytene.
  • Using cytologically tagged chromosomes, we established a role for the microtubule motor dynein in meiotic chromosome segregation.

cytologist

Pronunciation: /sīˈtäləjəst/
noun
Example sentences
  • When Mendel's work was rediscovered in 1900, it must have been apparent to many cytologists and geneticists that the chromosomes in meiosis and fertilization obey Mendel's laws.
  • Patterson, an embryologist, joined the Drosophila group as did the cytologist, Painter, who soon made an enormous contribution by exploiting the giant salivary gland chromosomes.
  • Intraoperative interpretations were performed by either a boardcertified cytologist or a pathologist with informal cytology training.

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Syllabification: cy·tol·o·gy

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