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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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Favorable prognostic impact of NPM1 mutations in older patients with cytogenetically normal de novo acute myeloid leukemia and associated gene-and microRNA-expression signatures: A Cancer and Leukemia Group B study.
In the order Tylenchida, cytogenetically 40 genera have been analyzed, belonging to eight families, all of them parasitic species of agricultural plants.
Prognostic impact, concurrent genetic mutations, and gene expression features of AML with CEBPA mutations in a cohort of 1182 cytogenetically normal AML patients: further evidence for CEBPA double mutant AML as a distinctive disease entity.
Age-related prognostic impact of different types of DNMT3A mutations in adults with primary cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia.
[1-3] Characterised clinically by somatic, haematological and oncological anomalies, most often manifesting in childhood, the condition is cytogenetically typified by spontaneous and induced chromosome breakage and is usually inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.
Cytogenetically, PLAG-1 is consistently reaaranged and overexpressed in human PA's of the salivary gland with 8q;12 translocations (normal gland was not immunoreactive for PLAG-1).
nasutus of Brazil and Argentina were analyzed the cytogenetically. The insects were provided by FCFAR/UNESP, Campus Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil and FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
However, only 19 species belonging to eight genera were cytogenetically studied, with the diploid number varying from 2n[male] = 15 to 2n[male] = 32.