Definition of cytocentrifuge in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsīdəˈsentrəfyo͞oj/ /ˌsaɪdəˈsɛntrəfjudʒ/


  • A centrifuge used for depositing cells suspended in a liquid on a slide for microscopic examination.

    ‘Differential cell counts were obtained from slides prepared using a cytocentrifuge.’
    • ‘Total cell count was determined with a hemocytometer, and slides for differential cell counts were prepared with a cytocentrifuge.’
    • ‘For the next step, thoroughly cleaned slides and a cytocentrifuge were used.’

transitive verb

[with object]Biology
  • Deposit (cells) on a slide using a cytocentrifuge.

    ‘aliquots of suspended cells were cytocentrifuged’
    • ‘Total cell counts from BAL fluid were counted in a hemacytometer, then cells were cytocentrifuged, and Wright stained.’
    • ‘When a brothbased medium other than a Bactec bottle is received, the specimen is cytocentrifuged, stained, and, if positive, subcultured and probed.’
    • ‘BAL fluid is routinely cytocentrifuged and stained with Papanicolaou stain.’
    • ‘Cell preparations were obtained by cytocentrifuging 100 l of the suspension per slide.’