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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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has concluded negotiations for licensing sophisticated sputum cytology technology for early and pre stage detection of lung cancer from Mel Ehrlich, Ph.
Studies have not shown a significant decrease in lung cancer mortality using chest x-ray (CXR) with and without sputum cytology
Lung cancer: Chest x-ray, sputum cytology (spit test)
Because of hemoptysis, a bronchoscopy should be considered because the eggs of Paragonimus can be seen in sputum cytology as well as in a bronchial lavage.
Sputum smears were negative for acidfast bacilli, and sputum cytology was also negative for malignancy.
Currently available diagnostics for lung cancer, including chest imaging (X-ray or low-dose CT) and sputum cytology often lack the sensitivity and specificity necessary to identify early stage disease.
However, definitive diagnosis of solitary lung lesions may be difficult, and multiple noninvasive or minimally invasive diagnostic tests, including fiberoptic bronchoscopy, (7-11) image-guided transthoracic fine-needle aspiration biopsy (TFNAB), (2-17) positron emission tomography scanning, (18-20) computed tomography (CT) scanning, (21-24) nuclear medicine imaging, (20,25) video-assisted thoracic surgery or thoracoscopy, (7,26-30) and sputum cytology (31-36) are used.
About half of the smokers, who were aged 45 and older, were randomly assigned to undergo chest x-ray and sputum cytology every 4 months for 6 years.
Geno Saccomanno, pioneered the development of sputum cytology for the early detection of lung cancer," said John Cousins, President of Biomoda.
A history of travel to Asia or the Orient, and dietary consumption of fresh-water crabs or crayfish in the presence of a moderately increased white blood cell count and significant eosinophilia would tip the clinician off to ordering sputum cytology and seriously considering bronchoscopy.
Low-dose, helical CT scans of the lung have greater sensitivity in diagnosing lung cancer than do chest x-ray and sputum cytology, which have not been shown to reduce lung cancer mortality significantly in screening studies, she said.