Meaning of cytophotometry in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsʌɪtə(ʊ)fə(ʊ)ˈtɒmɪtri/


mass nounBiology
  • The investigation of the contents of cells by measuring the light they allow through after staining.

    ‘The micronuclei of wild-type pairs provided a reliable diploid standard to quantify the macronuclear DNA content of exconjugants by cytophotometry.’
    • ‘The results of fluorescence cytophotometry showed that cells containing tetraploid nuclei gradually increased in number.’
    • ‘The determination of tumor heterogeneity and tumor cell proliferation by means of DNA cytophotometry gives valuable clues regarding prognosis.’