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The branch of biochemistry that deals with the study of the chemical composition and activity of cells.

cy′to·chem′i·cal (-kĕm′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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(Biochemistry) the chemistry of living cells
ˌcytoˈchemical adj
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(ˌsaɪ təˈkɛm ə stri)

the branch of cell biology dealing with the detection of cell constituents by means of biochemical analysis and visualization techniques.
cy`to•chem′i•cal (-ɪ kəl) adj.
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the branch of cytology that deals with the chemistry of living cells. — cytochemical, adj.
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The branch of chemistry that deals with the study of cells.
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Cytomorphological assessment, based on FAB Classification was made, Immunophenotyping, was done for a select few cases, where there was doubt, or ambiguity, and its concordance with the cytochemical staining patterns and findings were taken into account.
The expression of characteristic myeloid lineage markers CD13, CD33 and CD117 allows the distinction of AML from other types of leukaemias.4 In the diagnosis of acute leukemia concordance between experienced observers increases from 70 to 99% when morphologic criteria are supplemented by cytochemical and immunophenotypic information.5 Immunophenotyping plays an important role when morphological interpretation is difficult.
Since abnormal chromatin integrity is more frequent in infertile men than fertile men, some techniques have been developed to evaluate sperm chromatin integrity status referred as cytochemical assays including aniline blue (AB) and toluidine blue (TB) staining tests (15-17).
In 1992, Slagel et al (3) further described the cytochemical characteristics of Howell-Jolly body-like inclusions by differential staining.
Bone marrow examination (aspiration) and cytochemical staining (sudan black) was done.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytochemical analysis findings were as follows; no cells detected, protein 104 mg/dL, glucose 56 mg/dL confirming albumin cytological dissociation.
Results of cytochemical PAS stain showed 20% blast cells with block positivity.
Cytochemical localization of ATPase plasma membrane and acid phosphatase by cerium based in a salt-adapted cell line of Pisum sativum.
A presumptive diagnosis of CNS viral infection was given when the CSF of patients with clinical signs and symptoms of CNS infection had normal or slightly altered cytochemical parameters and tested negative for bacterial pathogens (9).
(E) TRAP cytochemical analysis of the representative sections of the lumbar spines from the CA-STAT5 mice (A, B) and control (C, D) from low to high magnification.
Effect of environmental contamination on the health of Mytilus edulis from Puget Sound, Washington: cytochemical measures of lysosomal responses in the digestive cells using automatic image analysis.