American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The formation, development, and variation of cells. Also called cytogeny.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Cell-formation; the genesis or development of cells in animal and vegetable organisms: originally used in vegetable physiology. Also cystogenesis, cytogeny.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Biol.) Development of cells in animal and vegetable organisms. See gemmation, budding, karyokinesis; also Cell development, under cell.
- n. the origin and development and variation of cells
- cyto- + -genesis (Wiktionary)
“Even though abstract, the analogue's phenotype supports the idea that in vitro cytogenesis may be explained by a small number of generative principles adhered to tightly by each individual cell.”
“Patients with so-called "adverse cytogenetics" are at higher risk for treatment failure and death, but in the current study the drug combination worked as well for them as it did in patients with more favorable cytogenesis features.”
“4 Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America Primary human alveolar type II (AT II) epithelial cells maintained in Matrigel cultures form alveolar-like cysts (ALCs) using a cytogenesis mechanism that is different from that of other studied epithelial cell types: neither proliferation nor death is involved.”
“From kuttaros, a bee's-cell: cytogenesis would be a natural form of the word from kutos.) -- i.e. cell-genesis -- is more true and expressive, but long.”
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