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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.


(Biochemistry) the chemistry of living cells
ˌcytoˈchemical adj


(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.


the branch of cytology that deals with the chemistry of living cells. — cytochemical, adj.
See also: Cells


The branch of chemistry that deals with the study of cells.
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Hemocytes of the freshwater mussel, Dreissena polymorpha Pallas: cytology, cytochemistry and x-ray microanalysis.
University of Minnesota) and his collaborators reported their findings in An Innovative Method for Obtaining Consistent Images and Quantification of Histochemically Stained Specimens (Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, April 2015).
Carbohydrate analysis of the zona pellucida and cortical granules of human oocytes by means of ultrastructural cytochemistry.
This optical technology with cytochemistry continues to be in use in some current hematology analyzers.
Development and cytochemistry of pollen and tapetum in Mitriostigma axillare (Rubiaceae).
Whole blood was analysed on a Siemens ADVIA 2120 system, which makes use of cytochemistry and flow cytometry systems.
Fiber type composition of the vastus lateralis muscle of young men and women, The Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry 48(5): 623-629.
Microscopic observations in histochemistry and cytochemistry became rare after the 1980s, and now that some researchers are using them again in specific cases, references on them are difficult to find.
Roth also possesses extensive editorial experience, having served as an Associate Editor for AJP since 2003 and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry from 2006 to 2010.
Ontogeny and cytochemistry of alkaloidal vesicles in laticifers of Papaver somniferum, American Jour.
The AML cases that cannot be distinguished by morphology and cytochemistry, specifically MO and M7, for which the presence of myeloid dysplasia in the former and the cytoplasmic blebs in the latter may give a hint for the probable diagnosis, however there is still the need for more positive diagnostic technique and as the flow cytometry immunophenotyping is not available then the use of a limited number of CD markers study by immunohistochemistry to identify the lineage of acute leukaemia is the option, these include CD33, anti-myeloperoxidase and CD41.
Cytochemistry, which played a central role in older leukemia classification schemes, is no longer required, although in rare cases it can be helpful in the identification of monocytic differentiation.