heterolysis

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heterolysis (ˌhɛtəˈrɒlɪsɪs)
 
n
1.  Compare autolysis the dissolution of the cells of one organism by the lysins of another
2.  chem Compare homolysis Also called: heterolytic fission the dissociation of a molecule into two ions with opposite charges
 
heterolytic
 
adj

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heterolysis het·er·ol·y·sis (hět'ə-rŏl'ĭ-sĭs, -ə-rō-lī'sĭs)
n. pl. het·er·ol·y·ses (-sēz')
Dissolution or digestion of cells or proteins from one species by a lytic agent from a different species.


het'er·o·lyt'ic (-ə-rō-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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