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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.


(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


(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.


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.
See also: Biology
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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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A cooperative effort among pathologists, cytogeneticists, and hematologists/oncologists is best for accurate diagnosis, prognostication, and determination of the best therapeutic plan.
At our institution we hold a consensus conference on a weekly basis, attended by anatomic pathologists, cytogeneticists, molecular pathologists, laboratory technicians, and trainees, where we discuss the implications of the wide variety of molecular findings that may be present in each individual case.
Clinical cytogeneticists are part of the teams that manage leukaemia and other cancers.
Reportedly, the GenASIs automated imaging platforms for pathology and genetic analysis provide advanced diagnostic aids for pathologists and cytogeneticists, with reproducible and reliable results.
National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register and the Association of Clinical Cytogeneticists.
Objective: Originally described by cytogeneticists, common fragile sites (CFSs) are chromosomal regions known for their susceptibility to break and rearrange aberrantly, thus altering the expression of genes located therein.
Cytogeneticists routinely evaluate 20 metaphases, and it is possible that this fraction does not always accurately reflect the true clonal composition of the sample.
In Johannesburg the first clinic was set up at the local children's hospital and staffed by himself, two medically trained cytogeneticists and a medical social worker; initially a child psychiatrist was also present as an observer, and taught the staff about their counselling roles during post-session discussions.
Written for human cytogeneticists, technicians, and students, this volume updates, revises, and incorporates all previous ISCN (International System for Human Cytogenic Nomenclature) human cytogenic nomenclature recommendations into one publication.
There are no cytogenetics training programs here in the state of Utah, so our challenge with that is trying to convince one of the few cytogeneticists in the country to relocate here to Utah.