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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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Noun1.cytologist - a biologist who studies the structure and function of cells
biologist, life scientist - (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
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Gesy now offers doctors across all medical specialisations, apart from allergology, while just one cytologist is currently available on the Gesy list, HIO figures show.
FNAB is suficient for diagnosis when the samples are evaluated by an experienced cytologist. FNAB of the lesion reveals numerous large neoplastic cells with scant to moderate amount of cytoplasm, irregular nuclear contours and conspicuous nucleoli in a background of many small lymphocytes.
She had the focus of a cytologist studying cellular anomalies keenly via a microscope in an effort to see every minor detail.
Her first job was as a cytologist at Johns Hopkins University, where she met the love of her life, Frank Dunn.
The cytologist assessed the adequacy of the sample defined by the presence and number of lymphocytes and whether there was diagnostic material present after each aspiration.
Yield of fluid cytology also depends on the underlying primary tumour, sample preparation and experience of the cytologist. [11] In the current study pleural fluid cytology was positive in 62% cases, which is similar to the previous observations.
[23-25] Advocates of TTFNAB emphasize the fact that the procedure is less traumatic with a lower complication rate, while advocates of the TTTCB point out that it is possible to establish the diagnosis with a larger tissue size without the need for a cytologist. Although the diagnostic success rate of ultrasound-guided TTTCB was higher than TTFNAB in our study, the difference was not statistically significant (81.2% vs.
The day began with a double act from MRT Paul Maggs and Cytologist Marg Lovell-Smith.
She came to Aberystwyth in the 1950s to work as a cytologist at the Welsh Plant the Welsh Plant Breeding Station (now IBERS) at Plas Gogerddan.
We, however, aggressively target the focal wall thickening with a FNA needle and have onsite assessment by an attending cytologist about not only the adequacy of the cytology specimen but also a determination of malignancy.
Suspect category should be used when the cytologist is almost certain that they come from a malignant lesion, although a confident diagnosis cannot be made.
While most of thymic epithelial tumors are easily classified into one of these groups, the new immunohistochemical and genetic knowledge redefined the "4th edition of the World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart" as a valuable tool for pathologist, cytologist and clinical oncologists [5].