Origin: Anc Greek
κύτος/kytos (=container, box)
Greek letter K is replased by latin C, like in word “cycle” which is derived from word “kyklos” and it is used as a combining form meaning “cell” in the formation of compound words like cytochrome, cytogenetics etc.
σκελετός/skeletos (= the group of bones of an animal body)
Ø σκέλλω /skello(=dry up) > σκληρός/scleros(=hard)
literally meaning “cellular scaffolding”
In 1928 by Russian biologist Nikolai Koltzoff (1872–1940) who first postulated the existence of a cytoskeleton. According Koltzoff :
|Nikolai Konstantinovich Koltsov (1872- 1940)|