cy·​to·​tech·​nol·​o·​gist ˌsī-tə-tek-ˈnä-lə-jist How to pronounce cytotechnologist (audio)
: a medical technician trained in the identification of cells and cellular abnormalities (as in cancer)
cytotechnology noun

Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cytotechnologist was in 1958

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“Cytotechnologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


cy·​to·​tech·​nol·​o·​gist -ˈnäl-ə-jəst How to pronounce cytotechnologist (audio)
: a medical technician trained in cytotechnology
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