AskDefine | Define cytologist

Dictionary Definition

cytologist n : a biologist who studies the structure and function of cells

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A scientist who studies the physical characteristics of chromosomes.
  2. A biologist who studies cells.


Extensive Definition

See also List of basic cell biology topics.
Cell biology (also called cellular biology or formerly cytology, from the Greek kytos, "container") is an academic discipline that studies cells – their physiological properties, their structure, the organelles they contain, interactions with their environment, their life cycle, division and death. This is done both on a microscopic and molecular level. Cell biology research extends to both the great diversity of single-celled organisms like bacteria and the many specialized cells in multicellular organisms like humans.
Knowing the composition of cells and how cells work is fundamental to all of the biological sciences. Appreciating the similarities and also differences between cell types is particularly important to the fields of cell and molecular biology. These fundamental similarities and differences provide a unifying theme, allowing the principles learned from studying one cell type to be extrapolated and generalized to other cell types. Research in cell biology is closely related to genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology and developmental biology.

Techniques used to study cells

Purification of cells and their parts Purification may be performed using the following methods:


  • Cell and Molecular Biology by Karp 5th Ed.
Wikiversity has learning resources related to this subject:

Online cell biology textbooks

cytologist in Arabic: علم الأحياء الخلوي
cytologist in Asturian: Citoloxía
cytologist in Azerbaijani: Sitologiya
cytologist in Bengali: কোষ জীববিজ্ঞান
cytologist in Bosnian: Citologija
cytologist in Bulgarian: Клетъчна биология
cytologist in Catalan: Biologia cel·lular
cytologist in Czech: Cytologie
cytologist in Welsh: Bioleg cell
cytologist in Danish: Cytologi
cytologist in German: Zellbiologie
cytologist in Estonian: Rakubioloogia
cytologist in Spanish: Biología celular
cytologist in Esperanto: Ĉelbiologio
cytologist in Persian: زیست‌شناسی سلولی و مولکولی
cytologist in French: Biologie cellulaire
cytologist in Western Frisian: Selbiology
cytologist in Galician: Citoloxía
cytologist in Korean: 세포생물학
cytologist in Croatian: Stanična biologija
cytologist in Indonesian: Biologi sel
cytologist in Icelandic: Frumulíffræði
cytologist in Italian: Citologia
cytologist in Hebrew: ביולוגיה של התא
cytologist in Georgian: ციტოლოგია
cytologist in Luxembourgish: Zytologie
cytologist in Lithuanian: Citologija
cytologist in Hungarian: Sejtbiológia
cytologist in Macedonian: Цитологија
cytologist in Malay (macrolanguage): Biologi sel
cytologist in Mongolian: Эсийн биологи
cytologist in Dutch: Celbiologie
cytologist in Japanese: 細胞生物学
cytologist in Norwegian: Cytologi
cytologist in Occitan (post 1500): Biologia cellulara
cytologist in Polish: Cytologia
cytologist in Portuguese: Biologia celular
cytologist in Romanian: Citologie
cytologist in Russian: Цитология
cytologist in Albanian: Citologjia
cytologist in Simple English: Cytology
cytologist in Slovak: Cytológia
cytologist in Slovenian: Celična biologija
cytologist in Serbian: Цитологија
cytologist in Serbo-Croatian: Citologija
cytologist in Finnish: Solubiologia
cytologist in Swedish: Cytologi
cytologist in Thai: ชีววิทยาของเซลล์
cytologist in Vietnamese: Tế bào học
cytologist in Tajik: Ситология
cytologist in Turkish: Sitoloji
cytologist in Ukrainian: Клітинна біологія
cytologist in Chinese: 细胞生物学
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1