noun Cell Biology, Pathology.
the dissolution and disintegration of chromatin.

1900–05; chromato- + -lysis

chromatolytic [kruh-mat-l-it-ik, kroh-muh-tl-it-] , adjective Unabridged
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chromatolysis (ˌkrəʊməˈtɒlɪsɪs)
cytology the dissolution of stained material, such as chromatin in injured cells

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chromatolysis chro·ma·tol·y·sis (krō'mə-tŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
The disintegration of chromophil substance in a nerve cell body; it may occur after exhaustion of the cell or after damage to its peripheral process. Also called chromolysis.

chro·mat'o·lyt'ic (-māt'l-ĭt'ĭk) adj.
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