cytogenetics

noun

cy·​to·​ge·​net·​ics ˌsī-tō-jə-ˈne-tiks How to pronounce cytogenetics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a branch of biology that deals with the study of heredity and variation by the methods of both cytology and genetics
cytogenetic adjective
or cytogenetical
cytogenetically adverb
cytogeneticist noun

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cytogenetics was in 1930

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“Cytogenetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytogenetics. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

cytogenetics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
cy·​to·​ge·​net·​ics -jə-ˈnet-iks How to pronounce cytogenetics (audio)
: a branch of biology that deals with the study of heredity and variation by the methods of both cytology and genetics
cytogenetic adjective
or cytogenetical
cytogenetically adverb

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