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cytolysis

[sahy-tol-uh-sis] /saɪˈtɒl ə sɪs/
noun, Physiology
1.
the dissolution or degeneration of cells.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; cyto- + -lysis
Related forms
cytolytic
[sahyt-l-it-ik] /ˌsaɪt lˈɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cytolysis

cytolysis

/saɪˈtɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(cytology) the dissolution of cells, esp by the destruction of their membranes
Derived Forms
cytolytic (ˌsaɪtəˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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cytolysis in Medicine

cytolysis cy·tol·y·sis (sī-tŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The dissolution or destruction of a cell.


cy'to·lyt'ic (sī'tə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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