exfoliative cytology

noun

: the microscopic study of cells shed or obtained from the body especially for diagnostic purposes (as in determining the presence or absence of a cancerous condition)

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exfoliative cytology was in 1949

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“Exfoliative cytology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exfoliative%20cytology. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

exfoliative cytology

noun
: the microscopic study of cells shed or obtained from the body especially for diagnostic purposes (as in determining the presence or absence of a cancerous condition)
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