chromatolytic

chromatolysis

[kroh-muh-tol-uh-sis]
noun Cell Biology, Pathology.
the dissolution and disintegration of chromatin.

Origin:
1900–05; chromato- + -lysis

chromatolytic [kruh-mat-l-it-ik, kroh-muh-tl-it-] , adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To chromatolytic
Collins
World English Dictionary
chromatolysis (ˌkrəʊməˈtɒlɪsɪs)
 
n
cytology the dissolution of stained material, such as chromatin in injured cells

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

chromatolysis chro·ma·tol·y·sis (krō'mə-tŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature