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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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Adj.1.cytological - of or relating to the science of cytology
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[ˌsaɪtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] ADJcitológico
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This cytological examination is one of the simplest tools available to detect one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality.
The present study showed that cytological examination together with AFB stain is useful, simple and less expensive procedure to obtain material for examination.
A second CSF examination showed 14 lymphocytes/[micro]l, protein 1.4 g/l, glucose 2.5 mmol/l, and an unhelpful cytological examination. A week later, she developed bilateral third nerve palsies with dilated pupils, and increasing drowsiness.
BCF, therefore, provides a unique opportunity to study the background of cystic changes related to the hormonal and biochemical environment, although diagnostic imaging techniques and cytological examination are the most widely used modalities for differential diagnosis [56-58].
Fine needle aspirate was collected from various growths for cytological examination, which revealed large round cells with intracytoplasmic vacuolation, cytoplasmic basophilia, round nuclei with prominent nucleoli and few mitotic figures (Fig.
However, an occasional false negative case makes it mandatory to biopsy and subject it for histopathological examination before mastectomy in cases where clinical and cytological diagnosis do not concur and also in cases where the diagnosis of malignancy on cytological examination is suspicious.
For cytological examination, smears were prepared; wet-fixed smears (in absolute alcohol) were stained by Papanicolaou stains and hematoxylin and eosin while air-dried smears were stained with May-Grunwald Giemsa and ZN stains.
Pleural aspirate showed an exudative pattern, and cytological examination revealed a predominance of lymphocytes, few eosinophils, mesothelial cells and microfilariae.
Exfoliative cytological examination of impression smear done as per Erunal-Maral et al.
1.5 litres of cyst fluid was aspirated and sent for cytological examination. Cyst wall was separated from surrounding ovarian tissue completely and sent for histopathological examination.