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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of genetics that deals with the cellular components, particularly chromosomes, that are associated with heredity.

cy′to·ge·net′ic, cy′to·ge·net′i·cal adj.
cy′to·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.
cy′to·ge·net′i·cist (-sĭst) n.
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(Genetics) (functioning as singular) the branch of genetics that correlates the structure, number, and behaviour of chromosomes with heredity and variation
ˌcytogeˈnetic, ˌcytogeˈnetical adj
ˌcytogeˈnetically adv
ˌcytogeˈneticist n
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(ˌsaɪ toʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of biology linking the study of genetic inheritance with the study of cell structure.
cy`to•ge•net′ic, adj.
cy`to•ge•net′i•cal•ly, adv.
cy`to•ge•net′i•cist (-ə sɪst) n.
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the branch of biology that studies the structural basis of heredity and variation in living organisms from the points of view of cytology and genetics. — cytogeneticist, n.cytogenetic, cytogenetical, adj.
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Noun1.cytogenetics - the branch of biology that studies the cellular aspects of heredity (especially the chromosomes)
cytology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
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This 185-page report provides detailed assessments of such technologies as monoclonal antibodies, immunoassays, DNA probes, biochips/microarrays, chromosome analysis, IT, flow cytometry, biosensors, and their potential applications for cancer diagnostic testing.
Chromosome analysis was done by metaphase chromosome banding using conventional Giemsa banding technique.
For chromosome analysis, karyotyping is advised, which is an ordered pairing of homologous chromosomes.7 The changes in the number or structure of the chromosomes can be identified with the help of this analysis (Karyotyping).
Chromosome analysis using G-band technique revealed a 47,XXX karyotype (Figure 3).
Conventional chromosome analysis plays an important role in establishing the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning for hematologic malignancies, in determining the genetic basis of pregnancy loss, and other purposes.
The team got the mice drunk with diluted alcohol, or ethanol, then used chromosome analysis and DNA sequencing to gauge the genetic damage.
They then used chromosome analysis and DNA sequencing to examine the genetic damage caused by acetaldehyde, a harmful chemical produced when the body processes alcohol.
Selective chromosome analysis in couples with two or more miscarriages: case-control study.
Chromosome analysis required five principal steps: (1) cell culture, (2) harvest of metaphase chromosomes, (3) chromosome preparation, (4) banding and staining using giemsa and trypsin, and (5) analysis by light microscopy or karyotype assisted computer analysis [7].
Here, we report the prenatal identification and molecular characterization of two, previously unreported, simultaneous de novo interstitial duplications of chromosomal regions 7p22.1p21.1 and 15q24.1 with associated phenotype using a combination of advanced ultrasonography, conventional chromosome analysis, microarray comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis.
Later, it was demonstrated that fetal chromosome analysis could be undertaken using amniotic (shed fetal) cells (10).

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