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  • noun Plural form of cytologist.


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  • “One of the best cytologists in the world,” Atley said.

    The New Yorker Stories Ann Beattie 2010

  • August Weismann and a group of cytologists found the answer.

    Victim of the Wedge? - The Panda's Thumb 2005

  • During these years the details of mitotic cell division were worked out, step by step, by a considerable number of cytologists, among whom Eduard Strasburger, working on plant materials, and Walther Flemming, working on animal materials, were leaders.


  • Some of the animal cytologists became convinced that the original nucleus becomes dissolved in the course of each cell division, and that the daughter nuclei are reconstituted within each daughter cell; but by 1852 Remak concluded that the nuclear material does in fact persist from one cell generation to the next.


  • Bringing together the accumulating observations of the numerous cytologists of his time, and utilizing them for the development of his somewhat speculative theories,

    The Doctrine of Evolution Its Basis and Its Scope Henry Edward Crampton

  • Just because of these facts, chemists, biologists, cytologists, bacteriologists, physicians, and radiologists - to make only an incomplete list - are now working with these products of the cyclotron, in close cooperation with the regular staff of the

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1939 - Presentation Speech 1940

  • His theory has something in common with current philosophical speculation, and it is in part, as I understand, a kind of adumbration, a shrewd guess, at the present attitude of cytologists.

    Samuel Butler: Diogenes of the Victorians 1921

  • The feds want the folks who read Pap smear results that check for cervical cancer to take a more rigorous proficiency exam. proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would require pathologists and cytologists taking the proficiency exam to read 20 instead of 10 slides of cells.

    Scientific American 2009

  • Since then, pathologists and cytologists have apparently gotten better at reading the smears, with 33 percent failing the test in 2005 compared with 11 percent in 2007, according to CMS.

    Scientific American 2009

  • 'It requires a fair amount of money to establish a high-standard cytologic testing system and well-trained cytologists, who can accurately identify the cells scraped from the cervix,' said Qiao.

    India eNews 2008


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