Cytoarchitecture or Cytoarchitectonics (<Gk. κύτος=cell + αρχιτεκτονική=architecture) is the study of the cellular composition of the body's tissues under the microscope. The two terms can be used interchangeably but the latter term: Cytoarchitectonics, is more commonly found in the neuroscience literature.

In biology, cytoarchitecture refers to the arrangement of cells in a tissue or the molecular construction of a cell. In neuroscience, it refers specifically to the arrangement of neuronal soma (cell bodies) in the brain and spinal cord.

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  • Cytoarchitecture — Cytoarchitectonie La cytoarchitectonie (du grec ancien κύτος « cellule » et αρχιτεκτονική « architecture ») ou cytoarchitecture désigne la composition cellulaire d un tissu biologique. Le terme désigne aussi la branche de l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cytoarchitecture — noun The arrangement of cells in an organism or organ …   Wiktionary

  • cytoarchitecture — The arrangement of cells in a tissue; e.g., the arrangement of nerve cell bodies in the brain, especially the cerebral cortex. SYN: architectonics, cytoarchitectonics. * * * cy·to·ar·chi·tec·ture .sīt ō är kə .tek chər n the cellular makeup of a… …   Medical dictionary

  • cytoarchitecture — n. cellular structure of a tissue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cytoarchitecture — [ˌsʌɪtəʊ α:kɪtɛktʃə] noun Anatomy the arrangement of cells in a tissue. Derivatives cytoarchitectural adjective cytoarchitecturally adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • cytoarchitecture — cy·to·architecture …   English syllables

  • cytoarchitecture — noun the cellular composition of a bodily structure • Syn: ↑cytoarchitectonics • Derivationally related forms: ↑cytoarchitectonic, ↑cytoarchitectural • Hypernyms: ↑structure …   Useful english dictionary

  • Superior olivary complex — For the cerebellar structure, see Dentate nucleus. Brain: Superior olivary complex Scheme showing the course of the fibers of the lemniscus; medial lemniscus in blue, lateral in red. (Superior olivary nucleus is labeled at center ri …   Wikipedia

  • cytoarchitectonics — SYN: cytoarchitecture. [cyto + G. architektonike, architectural] * * * cy·to·ar·chi·tec·ton·ics .sīt ō .är kə (.)tek tän iks n pl but sing or pl in constr CYTOARCHITECTURE cy·to·ar·chi·tec·ton·ic ik adj * * * cy·to·ar·chi·tec·ton·ics (si″to …   Medical dictionary

  • cytoarchitectonic — adjective of or relating to cytoarchitecture • Syn: ↑cytoarchitectural • Pertains to noun: ↑cytoarchitectonics, ↑cytoarchitecture (for: ↑cytoarchitectural) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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