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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cytology mean? 

  The noun CYTOLOGY has 1 sense:

1. the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

  Familiarity information: CYTOLOGY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("cytology" is a kind of...):

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)

microscopic anatomy (the study of microscopic structures of tissues and organs)

Domain member category:

stainability ((cytology) the capacity of cells or cell parts to stain specifically with certain dyes)

fix (kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cytology"):

cytogenetics (the branch of biology that studies the cellular aspects of heredity (especially the chromosomes))

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