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Cytology

Noun

1. The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and function of cells. (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.)

2. The study of cells, their origin, structure, function and pathology; it implies the use of light or electron microscopic methods for the study of morphology, and as a means to diagnose or test for cancer and other diseases. (Biology-online.org)

Word origin: from Greek κύτος, kytos, a hollow + -λογία, -logia

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