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  • n. A scientist who studies the physical characteristics of chromosomes.
  • n. A biologist who studies cells.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who studies cells or cytology.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a biologist who studies the structure and function of cells


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  • The key to the explanation lay in the elegant studies performed by Janet Rowley, the Chicago cytologist.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Few scientists had studied this early transition of cancer cells as intensively as George Papanicolaou, a Greek cytologist at Cornell University in New York.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The Pap smear, invented by a Greek cytologist studying the menstrual cycle of guinea pigs, made it possible to catch cells at a precancerous stage and administer treatment.

    The Most Insidious Illness

  • Whistler or the science of a cytologist, or it may embrace a wide extent of relevance, until at last both artist or scientific inquirer merge in the universal reference of the true philosopher.

    A Modern Utopia

  • A cytologist himself, Hertwig saw the intricate structures already part of the unfertilized egg, and the changes that occur with fertilization.

    Epigenesis and Preformationism

  • In the year 1900 the American cytologist E.B. Wilson, whose own work on genetic continuity was to be so fruitful, wrote in the first edition of The Cell in Development and Inheritance (p. 46) the following


  • In other words, the so-called "heterochromatin" with which the cytologist deals in studying mitotic chromosomes is a quite different thing from, although in the neighborhood of, the heterochromatin proper having the above described complex of properties.

    Hermann J. Muller - Nobel Lecture

  • Rachel Borken sat for a long time with him and talked chiefly of women in the world, and with her was a girl named Edith Haydon who was already very well known as a cytologist.

    The World Set Free

  • Smear tests are conducted by a nurse or doctor and checked manually by a cytologist who makes a judgment after examining a sample under a microscope.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • German zoologist and cytologist, known especially for his researches in microscopic anatomy.



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