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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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Routine sputum cytology was not performed on the collected sputum samples because previous studies have shown that sputum cytology has a high rate of both false positives and false negatives (25,26).
Unfortunately, screening trial programs using chest radiographs and sputum cytology have failed to demonstrate improved survival in the screened group.
Various investigations were done on patients to identify the aetiology and clinical profile of their pneumonia which includes sputum gram stain, culture and sensitivity for bacterial infections, AFB culture, fungal culture, chest X-ray, CT thorax, fibre-optic bronchoscopy (For selected patients only) and sputum cytology for malignant cells.
In Ovations Holdings said it continues to pursue several potential business opportunities in the cancer-related field through its development and sale of sputum cytology and its partnership with Regulon, Inc.
has concluded negotiations for licensing sophisticated sputum cytology technology for early and pre stage detection of lung cancer from Mel Ehrlich, Ph.
Other forms of screening, including chest x-rays and sputum cytology, are not recommended because of their "inadequate sensitivity or specificity.
Multiple sputum cytology suggested adenocarcinoma with blood carcinoembryonic antigen level of 21.
Other tests for lung cancer, such as chest x-ray and sputum cytology (the examination of sputum, or mucus, under a microscope), were not recommended by the USPSTF.
Studies have not shown a significant decrease in lung cancer mortality using chest x-ray (CXR) with and without sputum cytology
Sputum cytology perhaps fail to detect lung cancer at very initial stages and by the time it gets diagnosed, a lot of damage has taken place reducing survival and adversely affecting long-term treatment outcome.
Lung cancer: Chest x-ray, sputum cytology (spit test)