Cytogenetics

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cy·to·ge·net·ics / ˌsītōjəˈnetiks/ • pl. n. [treated as sing.] Biol. the study of inheritance in relation to the structure and function of chromosomes. DERIVATIVES: cy·to·ge·net·ic adj. cy·to·ge·net·i·cal / -ikəl/ adj. cy·to·ge·net·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv. cy·to·ge·net·i·cist / -jəˈnetəsist/ n.

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cytogenetics The scientific discipline that combines cytology with genetics. This usually involves microscopic studies of chromosomes.

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cytogenetics The scientific discipline that combines cytology (the study of the structure, function, and life history of the cell) with genetics (the study of heredity). This usually involves microscopic studies of chromosomes.

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cytogenetics (sy-toh-ji-net-iks) n. a science that links the study of inheritance (genetics) with that of cells (cytology); it is concerned mainly with the study of the chromosomes, especially their origin, structure, and functions.

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cytogenetics The study of inheritance in relation to the structure and function of cells. For example, the results of breeding experiments can be explained in terms of the behaviour of chromosomes during the formation of the reproductive cells.