Meaning of cytology in English:


Pronunciation /sʌɪˈtɒlədʒi/

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mass noun
  • The branches of biology and medicine concerned with the structure and function of plant and animal cells.

    ‘The laboratory medicine department of cytology at York Hospital also received a regional training award at the ceremony for its cervical screening work.’
    • ‘Urine cytology showed transitional cells only, but a brush biopsy from the renal pelvis revealed atypical cells.’
    • ‘Sputum cytology showed atypical cells suspicious of bronchogenic carcinoma.’
    • ‘The final diagnosis was confirmed by cytology, histology, or clinical follow-up.’
    • ‘In both cytology and histology, the largest numbers of tests were ordered on those patients age 21 to 64.’
    • ‘Digital cervical images and cytology and histology slides were externally reviewed to maximize patient safety.’
    • ‘New technologies for cytology screening have been promoted to physicians and the public.’
    • ‘Vavilov was an early student of Bateson and was thoroughly grounded in genetics and cytology.’
    • ‘Urine cytology, which checks the number and appearance of cells in urine samples, often fails to detect early tumors.’
    • ‘Aspiration cytology showed no evidence of atypical cells.’
    • ‘A repeat pleural fluid cytology on one of the occasions was suggestive of signet-ring cell carcinoma.’
    • ‘The brush cytology again revealed distinctive features of endometrial cells.’
    • ‘Brush biopsy is a common technique used to sample cells from lesions or suspicious areas for cytology.’
    • ‘Urine cytology may be helpful in ruling out transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.’
    • ‘At Wolverhampton she specialised in cytology and introduced the cervical cytology screening service.’
    • ‘Histopathology, cytology, and microbiology confirmed the diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis.’
    • ‘The diagnosis should be confirmed by biopsy or brush cytology.’
    • ‘HPV testing is significantly more expensive than pap tests and liquid cytology because it involves costly DNA analysis.’
    • ‘Combined cytology and HPV DNA testing should not be performed more often than every three years.’
    • ‘Our study further demonstrated that the results of pericardial cytology do not influence patient survival.’