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cy·tol·o·gy

 (sī-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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.

cytology

(saɪˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Microbiology) the study of plant and animal cells, including their structure, function, and formation
2. (Microbiology) the detailed structure of a tissue, as revealed by microscopic examination
cytological, cytologic adj
ˌcytoˈlogically adv
cyˈtologist n

cy•tol•o•gy

(saɪˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the study of the microscopic appearance of cells, esp. for the diagnosis of abnormalities and malignancies.
[1885–90]
cy•to•log•ic (ˌsaɪt lˈɒdʒ ɪk) cy`to•log′i•cal, adj.
cy`to•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
cy•tol′o•gist, n.

cy·tol·o·gy

(sī-tŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of the formation, structure, and function of cells.

cytology

the branch of biology that studies the structure, function, multiplication, and life history of cells. — cytologist, n.cytologie, cytological, adj.
See also: Cells
the branch of biology that studies the structure, growth, and pathology of cells. — cytologist, n.cytologie, cytological, adj.
See also: Biology

cytology

1. The study of the cells of animals and plants, including their formation and structure.
2. Study of cells.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cytology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cellscytology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells
stainability - (cytology) the capacity of cells or cell parts to stain specifically with certain dyes
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
microscopic anatomy - the study of microscopic structures of tissues and organs
cytogenetics - the branch of biology that studies the cellular aspects of heredity (especially the chromosomes)
fix - kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
Translations
cytologie
citologija
citológiasejtbiológiasejttan
hücre bilimisitoloji

cytology

[saɪˈtɔlədɜɪ] Ncitología f

cytology

nZytologie f, → Zellenlehre f

cy·tol·o·gy

n. citología, ciencia que estudia la estructura, forma y función de las células.

cytology

n citología, estudio microscópico de la célula
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Exfoliative cytology as a part of clinical cytology uses the cells that are desquamated from body surfaces especially the cells from different layers of epithelial tissues.
Both have a causal association with HR-HPV, a presumed origin at a mucosal transformation zone, and precursor lesions and precancer (high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion [HSIL]) that can be detected by exfoliative cytology. However, uncertainty still remains regarding the natural history of HPV in the anus and the role of anal cytology and high-resolution anoscopy (HRA) as screening tests for anal cancer.
The short, regular but dynamic oestrous cycle of 4-5 days in rats has made them the ideal models for investigating the changes that occur in the reproductive system by vaginal exfoliative cytology (Cora et al.
Vaginal Exfoliative Cytology: The smears revealed predominant numbers of intermediate cells and neutrophils suggestive of diestrus stage of estrous cycle and uterine infection.
Exfoliative cytology is commonly used in oral smears collected by cytobrush to show a significant improvement in smear thickness and cellular distribution, which leads to easier identification of abnormal cells.
Exfoliative cytology is a valuable tool for mass screening purposes, with a sensitivity of 94%, specificity of 100%, and an accuracy of 100% in detection of OSCC.
Exfoliative cytology is a diagnostic option, and it is also interesting to follow-up infection evolution during treatment.
A classical microscopical procedure typically involves removing a representative sample from the infected site (exfoliative cytology) which is transferred to a microscopic slide and treated with potassium hydroxide (KOH), Gram stain, or periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) stain.
[4] Oral exfoliative cytology is a nonaggressive technique that is well accepted by the patient and is, therefore, an attractive option for the early diagnosis of oral cancer, including epithelial atypia and SCC.
Cytology of EUS-FNA specimen especially exfoliative cytology from the cyst aspirate is not considered reliable due to its suboptimal sensitivity [9-11].
Exfoliative cytology of tracheobronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma Diagn Cytopathol 1996; 15: 132-135.
Diagnosis of SCC was based on the presence of neoplastic or dysplastic/ hyperplastic epithelial cells on the exfoliative cytology, characterized by a large quantify of epithelial cells clustered showing marked pleomorphism, anisocytosis, anisokaryose and prominent nucleoli performed by a veterinary pathologist.