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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.
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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
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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.
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cy·tol·o·gy

(sī-tŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of the formation, structure, and function of cells.
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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
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

cytology

1. The study of the cells of animals and plants, including their formation and structure.
2. Study of cells.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
cytologie
citologija
citológiasejtbiológiasejttan
hücre bilimisitoloji

cytology

[saɪˈtɔlədɜɪ] Ncitología f
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cytology

nZytologie f, → Zellenlehre f
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cy·tol·o·gy

n. citología, ciencia que estudia la estructura, forma y función de las células.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cytology

n citología, estudio microscópico de la célula
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There is still disagreement as to the value and reliability of wash and brush cytology in comparison with histology for the diagnosis of malignancy at flexible bronchoscopy.
The diagnosis of malignancy in the biliary tree remains a clinical and pathologic challenge, with brush cytology being the most frequently used initial diagnostic test.
Pathology from brush cytology and transbronchial biopsy were inconclusive.
Efficacy of oral brush cytology in the evaluation of the oral premalignant and malignant lesions.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of intraductal ultrasonography (IDUS), endoscopic brush cytology and K-ras, P53 gene mutation in the early diagnosis of malignant biliary stricture.
Given the low sensitivity (65%) of brush cytology for detection of malignancy in biliary strictures even in combination with other sampling techniques such as biopsy forceps [40], OCT offers a promising alternative.
If the lesion appears to be resectable on imaging, surgery should be considered rather than relying on minimally invasive investigations such as brush cytology, percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biospy (FNA) or endoscopic ultrasound-guided FNA, as these investigations are helpful only if positive for adenocarcinoma and have a very low negative predictive value.
However, endobronchial lipoma is histologically benign in character.1-5 It has been reported that recurrent pneumonia attacks may induce sufficient nuclear atypia to suggest malignancy in endobronchial brush cytology of this tumour.8