Term: cytology (n)
Literally meaning: "study of cell"
Origin: Anc Greek
κυτίον/cytion(=small box) > kytos=cavity
+λογία/logia(=logy, suffix meaning “study of” or “discourse of”)
The term introduced in 1892 by German embryologist and anatomist Oscar Hertwig (1849-1922).
Cytology is the scientific study of the cells.