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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 slides are sent to a cytology laboratory and evaluated by a trained cytologist or cytotechnician who determines the cell classification as atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS), low grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSIL) and high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL).
and by level (pathologist, cytologist, transcriptionist, etc.
He is a board certified cytologist and is a member of the American Society of Cytologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the International Academy of Cytology.
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.
The endoscopist, pathologist, cytologist, and physician performing the NMP22 BladderChek[R] and NMP22 tests were all blinded to the results of the other tests.
She was a cytologist at Worcester City Hospital for more than 20 years until the hospital closed.
Irene Diller PhD, a cell cytologist at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia and editor of Growth, a biological journal.
Analysis by an experienced cytologist is critical for accurate interpretation of FNA biopsy results[9].
Dr Blunder Antoine Geagea claims he was the best cytologist Cork University Hospital ever had; Flashback.
If a spatula and slide is used the sample will be examined under a microscope by a cytologist.
The slides were examined by a cytologist experienced in finding elastin fibres in BM-BALs.