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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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The authors note that they report on change in Afirma-benign nodules during a clinically relevant monitoring period, as cytologically benign thyroid nodules are typically followed with ultrasound at 6-18 months.
In WP2 I will characterise these mutants cytologically, genetically and by complementation to understand how the mutations affect recombination.
Aerobic and anaerobic cultures and acid-fast bacilli (AFB) stains of aspirated samples were negative, and cytologically the samples were identified as mixed-cell inflammation.
Renal carcinomas include well-differentiated variants that may be cytologically very similar to adenomas.
Cytologically positive samples were considered to be evidence for the presence of metastatic malignancy, but negative samples were not considered sufficient evidence for the absence of malignancy.
It is sometimes difficult to cytologically differentiate among Hashimoto thyroiditis, thyroid lymphoma, and thyroid carcinoma.
2) More specifically, the recommended diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of melanoma in sentinel lymph nodes include (1) the presence of individual cells or nests of epithelioid or spindle cells foreign to the lymph node, (2) cytologic atypia, defined as large cells with nuclear pleomorphism, prominent nucleoli, or dusty cytoplasmic melanin granules, (3) positive staining for 1 or more melanocytic markers (eg, S-100, MART-1, Melan-A, HMB-45, MiTF, tyrosinase), and (4) identification of the cells on H&E-stained sections (not required if cytologically atypical cells are confirmed on immunohistochemically stained tissue section).
The most common pattern of proliferation is that of cytologically bland basaloid cells with peripheral palisading seen within the cellular nests.
Detection of human papillomavirus DNA in cytologically normal women and subsequent cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions.
Patients had histologically or cytologically confirmed locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC not eligible for surgery or radiation (stage IIIB or IV).
It was designed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the genomic test, which detects gene expression of cytologically normal bronchial airway epithelial cells.