cytolytic

cytolysis

[sahy-tol-uh-sis]
noun Physiology.
the dissolution or degeneration of cells.

Origin:
1905–10; cyto- + -lysis

cytolytic [sahyt-l-it-ik] , adjective
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cytolysis (saɪˈtɒlɪsɪs)
 
n
cytology the dissolution of cells, esp by the destruction of their membranes
 
cytolytic
 
adj

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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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