Meaning of cytoarchitecture in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsʌɪtəʊˈɑːkɪtɛktʃə/


mass noun
  • 1Anatomy
    The arrangement of cells in a tissue, especially in specific areas of the cerebral cortex characterized by the arrangement of their cells and each associated with particular functions.

    Also called cytoarchitectonics

    ‘Expanded specific affinity theory specifies the advantages of small dry mass and dilute cytoarchitecture in impoverished systems.’
    • ‘We demonstrate the complex cytoarchitecture of the planarian brain, despite the simple superficiality of the morphology.’
    • ‘Our results were highly dependent on the cytoarchitecture of the neurons.’
    • ‘The cytoarchitecture of the perinuclear region of cells is well characterized, but other regions such as the lamellipodium and cellular projections are not.’
    • ‘It is well-known that the diffusion coefficient of small molecules depends on the viscosity and cytoarchitecture of the intracellular milieu.’
    • ‘It is remarkable that the cytoarchitecture of the coupled neurites is designed to function as a single unit.’
    • ‘The boundaries of the cytoarchitecture of the rat primary visual cortex were determined according to the previously described method.’
    • ‘They rapidly destroyed the well-organized cytoarchitecture characteristic of a typical growing pollen tube.’
    1. 1.1The study of cytoarchitecture.