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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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The examinations will be led by senior diagnostic cytologist and fellow of the International Academy of Cytology, Nikolaos Chantziantoniou, who was in charge of getting Sidra authorised as an examination site for the IAC.
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.
The reason for relatively high SFM diagnosis might be due to the fact that the cytologist at the institution where this study was conducted has been more cautious in making a definitive malignant diagnosis.
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.
The accuracy in diagnosis of FNAC depends upon many factors like proper selection of the patients, localisation and aspiration of the affected nodes with good staining and experience of the cytologist.
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].
However, the sensitivity of cytological test is variable greatly according to experience of the cytologist and other conditions.
and by level (pathologist, cytologist, transcriptionist, etc.
Pap smear was done in the outpatient department and was sent to cytologist for reporting.
Maddie Leach's video The Most Difficult Problem, 2013, for example, takes its title from the memoirs of the cytologist James Bronte Gatenby, who studied a specific type of New Zealand glowworm.
NOTE: The following book review was submitted by Debora Bilinski, CT(ASCP), a cytologist in Ithaca, NY.
Geoffrey saved the other until his wedding day to Greek cytologist Maria Keffalinou in 1955.