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cytology

Definition:

a branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Derivatives:

cytologic | cytological

Plural:

cytologies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

cytogenetics

Etymology:

International Scientific Vocabulary
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references

Britannica Encyclopedia:

cytology [biology]

the study of cells as fundamental units of living things. The earliest phase of cytology began with the English scientist Robert Hooke's microscopic ... (23 of 176 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/148932​/cytology

Collins Dictionary:

cytology

the study of plant and animal cells, including their structure, function, and formation | the detailed structure of a tissue, as revealed by ... (22 of 368 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cytology

Wikipedia:

Cytology [disambiguation]

means "the study of cells". Cytology is that branch of life science, which deals with the study of cells in terms of structure, ... | Cell biology: the study of (normal) cellular anatomy, function and chemistry. | Liver cytology (37 of 172 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cytology

Columbia Encyclopedia:

cytology

in biology, the study of the structure of all normal and abnormal components of cells and the changes, movements, and transformations of such ... (23 of 76 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0814435​.html

Merriam-Webster:

cytology | cytological [adjective, related] | cytologic [adjective, related] | cytologically [adverb, related] | cytologist [noun, related]

a branch of biology dealing with the structure, function, multiplication, pathology, and life history of cells | the cytological aspects of a process ... (22 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cytology

Oxford Dictionary:

cytology | cytological [derived] | cytologically [derived] | cytologist [derived]

the branches of biology and medicine concerned with the structure and function of plant and animal cells (17 of 46 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cytology

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cytology [uncountable]

the study of how cells grow and change, for example cells that cause cancer (14 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cytology

New World Dictionary:

cytology | cytologic [related] | cytologically [adverb, related] | cytologist [noun, related]

the branch of biology dealing with the structure, function, pathology, and life history of cells (15 of 30 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cytology

American Heritage Dictionary:

cytology | cytologic [adjective, related] | cytological [adjective, related] | cytologist [noun, related]

The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and function of cells. (14 of 22 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cytology

Random House Dictionary:

cytology

the study of the microscopic appearance of cells, especially for the diagnosis of abnormalities and malignancies. (16 of 21 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/cytology

Wiktionary:

cytology | cytologie [French] | cytologies [French, plural] | Cytopathology [synonym, sense-specific]

[biology] The study of cells. | Cytopathology. (6 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cytology

Cambridge Dictionary:

cytology

the scientific study of cells from living things (8 of 13 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cytology

Encarta Dictionary:

cytology | cytologic [adjective, derived] | cytological [adjective, derived] | cytologically [adverb, derived] | cytologist [noun, derived]

a branch of biology dealing with the study of cells, especially their structures and functions | the examination of cells obtained from body tissue or ... (24 of 72 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861602333​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

cytology

First use: 1889

Origin: International Scientific Vocabulary

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cytology

Online Etymology:

cytology

First use: 1889

Origin: "cyto-" + "-logy". (1895).

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=cytology

cyto-

Origin: before a vowel, cyt-, Modern Latin combining form from Greek kytos "a hollow, receptacle, basket" (from Proto-Indo-European ... (17 of 53 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=cyto-

-logy

Origin: "a speaking, discourse, treatise, doctrine, theory, science", from Greek -logia (often via French -logie or Medieval Latin ... (17 of 41 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=-logy

Wiktionary:

cytology

Origin: cyto- ("cell") + -logy

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cytology

cyto- [biology]

Origin: Ancient Greek κύτος (kutos, "container, receptacle").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cyto-

-logy

Origin: The English -logy suffix originates with loanwords from the Greek, usually via Latin and French, where the suffix is an integral part of the word loaned. E.g. astrology from astrologia, since the 16th century.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-logy

New World Dictionary:

cytology

Origin: "cyto-" + "-logy"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cytology

cyto-

Origin: Greek kytos, a hollow: see "-cyte"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cyto-prefix

-logy

Origin: Middle English -logie from Old French from Latin -logia from Greek from logos, word: see "logic"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/logy-suffix

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

cytology

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "cytology"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "cytology"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cytology

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cytology [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cytology"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cytology

Macmillan American Dictionary:

cytology [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cytology"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/cytology

Cambridge Dictionary:

cytology

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "cytology"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "cytology"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cytology

the Free Dictionary:

cytology

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "cytology"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "cytology" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/cytology

Google Dictionary:

cytology

Audio: English pronunciation of "cytology"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=cytology

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

cytology

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cytology"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=cytolo​01 word=cytology

YourDictionary Audio:

cytology

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cytology" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cytology

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