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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), cy′to·log′i·cal adj.
cy·tol′o·gist n.

cytology

(saɪˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Microbiology) the study of plant and animal cells, including their structure, function, and formation
2. (Microbiology) the detailed structure of a tissue, as revealed by microscopic examination
cytological, cytologic adj
ˌcytoˈlogically adv
cyˈtologist n

cy•tol•o•gy

(saɪˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the study of the microscopic appearance of cells, esp. for the diagnosis of abnormalities and malignancies.
[1885–90]
cy•to•log•ic (ˌsaɪt lˈɒdʒ ɪk) cy`to•log′i•cal, adj.
cy`to•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
cy•tol′o•gist, n.

cy·tol·o·gy

(sī-tŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of the formation, structure, and function of cells.

cytology

the branch of biology that studies the structure, function, multiplication, and life history of cells. — cytologist, n.cytologie, cytological, adj.
See also: Cells
the branch of biology that studies the structure, growth, and pathology of cells. — cytologist, n.cytologie, cytological, adj.
See also: Biology

cytology

1. The study of the cells of animals and plants, including their formation and structure.
2. Study of cells.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cytology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cellscytology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells
stainability - (cytology) the capacity of cells or cell parts to stain specifically with certain dyes
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
microscopic anatomy - the study of microscopic structures of tissues and organs
cytogenetics - the branch of biology that studies the cellular aspects of heredity (especially the chromosomes)
fix - kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
Translations
cytologie
citologija
citológiasejtbiológiasejttan
hücre bilimisitoloji

cytology

[saɪˈtɔlədɜɪ] Ncitología f

cytology

nZytologie f, → Zellenlehre f

cy·tol·o·gy

n. citología, ciencia que estudia la estructura, forma y función de las células.

cytology

n citología, estudio microscópico de la célula
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Delivery kits photopheresis, cervical plates to stabilize the spine, brush cytology - 3 packages (for a detailed description of range-quantitative object of the contract includes terms of reference).
Among the consensus findings, the panel concluded that "probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy is superior to white light endoscopy in identifying intestinal metaplasia" (agreement: 100%), or that "pCLE is more accurate than ERCP with brush cytology and/or forceps biopsy in determining malignant or benign strictures, using established criteria" (agreement: 87%).
1-3) For example, brush cytology of pancreaticobiliary strictures has a specificity approaching 100%, but a sensitivity ranging from 37% to 89%, with an average of 59%.
With the ability to access the ductal systems, ERCP has also been an important tool in providing a tissue diagnosis of ductal malignancies through the use of brush cytology.
Brush cytology probes were taken from the noses of 194 male, nonsmoking customs officers twice a year (January and July) over a period of 5 years.
Conventional endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) brush cytology, for example, has a mere 30%-70% sensitivity for diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma.
We open with a discussion of the role of pancreatic cytopathology in patient management and continue with a discussion of specimen types and specimen processing, sensitivity and specificity of brush cytology and fine-needle aspiration (FNA), and the significance of "suspicious" and "atypical" diagnoses.