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cyto- cell.
cytogenetics (used with a sing. verb) the study of heredity using the sciences of cytology and genetics.
cytokine any of a group of secretory proteins involved in intercellular communication, some of which help mediate inflammation and the immune response.
cytology the branch of biology concerned with the structures and processes internal to cells. [2 definitions]
cytomegalovirus any of a group of herpesviruses typically causing mild symptoms or no symptoms in healthy individuals, but capable of causing potentially life-threatening symptoms, including pneumonia and brain inflammation, in newborns and immunocompromised individuals, abbreviated CMV.
cytoplasm the ground protoplasm of cells that is outside the nucleus. [2 definitions]
cytoplast the cytoplasmic structure of a cell.
cytosine the pyrimidine base of the nucleotide cytidine, an essential component of the genetic material DNA and RNA.
cytotoxic toxic to cells.
czar a king or ruler, esp. the emperor of historic Russia. [3 definitions]
czardas a Hungarian dance in two movements, the first slow and the second fast, or music for this dance.
czarevitch the eldest son of a czar.
czarevna a daughter of a czar.
czarina the wife of a czar.
czarism autocratic rule; tyranny.
czarist of, concerning, or resembling a czar or the government headed by a czar. [3 definitions]
Czech a Slavic native of the Czech Republic, or a descendant thereof. [3 definitions]
Czechia the official shortened name for the Czech Republic.
Czechoslovak a native or citizen of former Czechoslovakia, or a descendant thereof. [2 definitions]
Czechoslovakia formerly, a European country south of Poland; Czechoslovak Socialist Republic; in 1993, divided into the Czech and Slovak Republics.
Czech Republic since 1993, a Central European republic bordered by Germany, Poland, the Slovak Republic, and Austria; formerly part of Czechoslovakia.