Only in tumors in which autolysis is active intra vitam does the method exert any effect.
This disintegration may be due to a process of autolysis, which sets in only after the egg has extruded the two polar bodies.
This process of self-digestion is known technically as autolysis.
The products of this autolysis are carried by the lymphatics to healthy tissues and thus may spread the infection.
Such a constituent may be responsible for phagocytosis and autolysis in the organs undergoing absorption.
autolysis au·tol·y·sis (ô-tŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
The destruction of tissues or cells of an organism by the action of substances, such as enzymes, that are produced within the organism.
Self-destruction of tissues within the living body. Also called autodigestion.
The hemolytic action of blood serum or plasma upon its own cells. Also called autocytolysis.