cytopathology

noun

cy·​to·​pa·​thol·​o·​gy ˌsī-tə-pə-ˈthä-lə-jē How to pronounce cytopathology (audio)
-pa-
1
: a branch of pathology that deals with manifestations of disease at the cellular level
2
cytopathologist noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Pap Corps derives its name from Dr. George Papanicolaou, a pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection who developed the Pap test, which looks for cancers and precancers in the cervix. Rick Menning, sun-sentinel.com, 30 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cytopathology was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Cytopathology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytopathology. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

cytopathology

noun
cy·​to·​pa·​thol·​o·​gy -pə-ˈthäl-ə-jē, -pa- How to pronounce cytopathology (audio)
plural cytopathologies
1
: a branch of pathology that deals with manifestations of disease at the cellular level
2
cytopathologic adjective
also cytopathological
cytopathologically adverb
cytopathologist noun
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